Board of Directors
Nelson_Lance

Alliance Ag & Grain, LLC
Haviland

Lance Nelson

Chairman
Kuntz_Dustin

Harveyville Seed Co., Inc.
Harveyville

Dustin Kuntz

Vice Chairman
Dieckmann_Kevin

Winfield United
Olathe

Kevin Dieckmann

Second Vice Chairman
Pearson_Clark

Miller Elevator Inc.
Reading

Clark Pearson

Immediate Past Chairman
Beachner_Gary

Beachner Grain
Parsons

Gary Beachner

Board Member
KARA

Nutrien Ag Solutions
Goddard

Bryan Bucl

Board Member
Coon_Troy

Gavilon Fertilizer
Nickerson

Troy Coon

Board Member
KARA

KOCH Fertilizer Co.
Wichita

Yance Farney

Board Member
Foss_Justin

Performance Ag
Edson

Justin Foss

Board Member
KARA

Frontier Ag
Oakley

Bryan French

Board Member
Garner_Bill

AGChoice
Weir

Bill Garner

Board Member
KARA

Garden City Coop
Garden City

Tim Giesick

Board Member
Grilliot_Jim

Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
Hesston

Jim Grilliot

Board Member
KARA

Central Valley Ag
Beloit

Jeff Holling

Board Member
KARA

Monsanto
St. Louis, Mo.

Rachel Hurley

Board Member
Laverentz_Brian

FMC
Overland Park

Brian Laverentz

Board Member
KARA

Syngenta
Manhattan

Jami Loecker

Board Member
KARA

Mears Fertilizer
El Dorado

Kevin Mears

Board Member
Morris_Scott

KFSA
Hutchinson

Scott Morris

Board Member
Pearl_OJ

J.B. Pearl Sales and Service
St. Mary's

O.J. Pearl

Board Member
Spears_Dave

MKC
Moundridge

Dave Spears

Board Member
Wegner_Mark

ADM Wholesale Fertilizer
Overland Park

Mark Wegner

Board Member
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association Staff
Seeber

Ron Seeber was hired as KARA's president and CEO in October 2017 after working for the association since July 2008.

Ron Seeber

President and CEO
Stookey_Randy

Randy Stookey is the lead lobbyist for the association and provides guidance addressing legal questions and compliance issues.

Randy Stookey

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Storey_Staci

Staci Storey has been with KARA since October 2016. She is responsible for KARA's accounting system including financial reports and oversight, accounts payable & accounts receivable and personnel records.

Staci Storey

Senior Vice President | Chief Financial Officer
Bennett_Shari

Shari Bennett has been with KARA since June 2002. She is responsible for the Kansas Agri Business Expo and all of the association’s major meeting & golf tournament planning. She also assists with the Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders Program.

Shari Bennett

Vice President | Event Planning
Anschutz

Lisa Anschutz is responsible for maintaining membership records, directory listings, email addresses for electronic communications, educational programs & major meeting registration.

Lisa Anschutz

Senior Director of Internal Operations
Tenpenny

Samantha Tenpenny is responsible for the management of KARA's membership recruitment and retention programs. She is also responsible for the development and coordination of the association’s educational programs.

Samantha Tenpenny

Director of Member Services
Green_Trae

Trae Green oversees all communications products provided by the association, while also administering the Scholarship Program.

Trae Green

Director of Communications and Marketing
Storey_Sidney

Sidney Storey joined the association in 2019.

Sidney Storey

Administrative Assistant
Tunnell_Tom

Tom Tunnell served as KGFA’s top executive staff officer since September 1980 before his retirement in 2018. Tom’s primary role is to serve in an advisory capacity to the CEO, staff, and KGFA and KARA Boards.

Tom Tunnell

CEO Emeritus
Past Chairmen

1960 | A.H. Stephenson
1961 | R.M. Easley
1962 | B.I. Whitlock
1963 | Bill Morand
1964 | Bill Morand
1965 | Robert G. Exon
1966 | Kenneth Johnson
1967 | R.H. Meridith
1968 | Lloyd K. Clausen
1969 | Royal Reed
1970 | Darrell Staley
1971 | Bernard Kastens
1972 | Jack Hendrix
1973 | Don Epps

1974 | Don Larson
1975 | Roger Wolfe
1976 | Gerald Fraser
1977 | Edgar Haynie
1978 | Bill Armfield
1979 | Bob Schwanzle
1980 | Charles Johnson
1981 | Richard Partington
1982 | Alan Kimmal
1983 | Galen Mears
1984 | Larry Murphy
1985 | Mike Pearl
1986 | Mike Kleiber
1987 | Chuck Kuntz

1988 | Greg Clark
1989 | Jerry Boettcher
1990 | Mike VanCampen
1991 | Tom Naasz
1992 | Warren Beavers
1993 | David Selman
1994 | Mike Fraser
1995 | Steve Kruse
1996 | Mel Steinlage
1997 | Roxanne Gutschenritter
1998 | Johnny Schaben
1999 | Mike Erhart
2000 | Charlie Swayze
2001 | Keith Karnes

2002 | Jim Lee
2003 | Max Sudbeck
2004 | Larry Shivers
2005 | Bill Hocraffer
2006-07 | Doyle Pearl
2008 | Alan Stone
2009-11 | Randy Whisenhunt
2011-13 | Doug Wright
2013-15 | Mike Shirley
2016-17 | Kevin Brady
2017-19 | Clark Pearson

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