NGFA announces Chris Boerm, ADM, as NGFA chairman Sarah Gonzalez March 19, 2024

NGFA announces Chris Boerm, ADM, as NGFA chairman

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) is pleased to announce that members have elected Chris Boerm, president of global transportation at Archer Daniels Midland Co. in Decatur, Ill., as NGFA chairman for a one-year term.

Boerm previously served as first vice chair and second vice chair before being elected this year as NGFA chairman of the Board. He has served on NGFA’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee since 2014.

This year’s ballot was distributed to voting NGFA member companies on Feb. 20 for the election of NGFA’s directors and industry officers and the ratification of amendments to NGFA’s Bylaws, Rail Arbitration Rules and Trade Rules. NGFA publicly announced the results of its election during its 128th annual convention in Orlando, Fla., on March 19.

Boerm joined ADM in 1991. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and a master’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Election of NGFA Officers and Directors

NGFA’s elected industry officers will serve one-year terms:

  • NGFA Chairman: Chris Boerm, president of global transportation at Archer Daniels Midland Co. in Decatur, Ill.
  • NGFA First Vice Chairman: Brian Schouvieller, senior vice president of global grain marketing at CHS Inc. in Saint Paul, Minn.
  • NGFA Second Vice Chairman: Augusto Bassanini, president and CEO at United Grain Corporation in Vancouver, Wash.

NGFA’s elected directors will serve three-year terms:

  • Jeff Bechard, senior vice president of grain at Central Valley Ag in York, Neb.
  • JoAnn Brouillette, managing partner at Demeter LP in Fowler, Ind.
  • Patrick Coyle, commercial director of grains and oilseeds North America at COFCO in Chicago, Ill.
  • Jim Dell, president and CEO at ALCIVIA in Cottage Grove, Wisc.
  • Scott Docherty, general manager of Western Grain Marketing LLC in Rushville, Ill.
  • Chris Faust, managing director and country manager at Viserion Grain, LLC in Boulder, Colo.
  • Tom Fernandes, director of commodity finance at Grain Service Corporation in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Beau Hepler, general manager at Ray-Carroll Grain Growers Inc. in Richmond, Mo.
  • Roger Hugenberg, general manager at Ursa Farmers Cooperative Co. in Ursa, Ill.
  • Corey Jorgenson, CEO of Shell Rock Soy Processing LLC in Shell Rock, Iowa
  • Joe Kapraun, manager of the grain marketing division at GROWMARK Inc. in Bloomington, Ill.
  • Bill Krueger, COO of The Andersons Inc. in Overland Park, Kan.
  • Ron Seeber, president and CEO of the Kansas Grain and Feed Association in Topeka, Kan.
  • Curt Strubhar, chairman at Advance Trading Inc. in Bloomington, Ill.
  • Mike Tate, director of origination at Bunge North America Inc. in Chesterfield, Mo.
  • Jeff Van Pevenage, president and CEO at Columbia Grain International LLC in Portland, Ore.


The NGFA, established in 1896, consists of grain, feed, processing, exporting and other grain-related companies that operate facilities handling U.S. grains and oilseeds. Its membership includes grain elevators; feed and feed ingredient manufacturers; biofuels companies; grain and oilseed processors and millers; exporters; livestock and poultry integrators; and associated firms that provide goods and services to the nation’s grain, feed and processing industry. The NGFA consists of 27 affiliated State and Regional Grain and Feed Associations, is co-located and has a strategic alliance with North American Export Grain Association, and a strategic alliance with Pet Food Institute.

Media Contact:

Sarah Gonzalez

NGFA Director of Communications and Digital Media