Committees – Finance and Administration admin October 27, 2023


Committee Chairman: Kellie Melton, Income Optimization Manager, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, Arden Hills, MN
NGFA Staff Liaisons: Mary Hitchcock

This committee monitors economic, financial, business administration, tax, accounting and related legal mat­ters affecting the industry.  It also identifies industry needs concerning financing issues; provides a forum for discussions between lenders and customers to address capital availability and liquidity issues, and recommends potential policy responses; and provides information to NGFA members on alternative financing tools.

Gary E. BeachnerPresident & CEOBeachner Grain Inc.Parsons, KS
Larry CallahanChief Financial OfficerDemeter LPFowler, IN
Ryan HesseAssistant ControllerScoularOmaha, NE
Jefferson HillmanChief Financial OfficerJ.D. Heiskell & Co.Omaha, NE
Sherri KindredFinance Director, TransportationArcher Daniels Midland CompanyDecatur, IL
Ben KnapkeAccount ManagerCoBankLouisville, KY
Kellie MeltonIncome Optimization DirectorPurina Animal Nutrition LLCArden Hills, MN
Amanda PedigoRisk Management ConsultantStoneXZionsville, IN
Brook StromerSr. Relationship ManagerCoBankOmaha, NE
Brian WelchAssistant ControllerUnited Grain CorporationVancouver, WA