Board of Directors
Kuntz_Dustin

Harveyville Seed Co., Inc.
Harveyville

Dustin Kuntz

Chairman
Dieckmann_Kevin

Brandt Inc.
Olathe

Kevin Dieckmann

Vice Chairman
Morris_Scott

ProValue Insurance
Hutchinson

Scott Morris

Second Vice Chairman
Nelson_Lance

Alliance Ag & Grain, LLC
Haviland

Lance Nelson

Immediate Past Chairman
Beachner_Gary

Beachner Grain
Parsons

Gary Beachner

Board Member
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Nutrien Ag Solutions
Goddard

Bryan Bucl

Board Member
Coon_Troy

Gavilon Fertilizer
Nickerson

Troy Coon

Board Member
Farney_Yance

KOCH Fertilizer Co.
Wichita

Yance Farney

Board Member
Foss_Justin

Simplot Growers Solutions
Edson

Justin Foss

Board Member
Grilliot_Jim

Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
Hesston

Jim Grilliot

Board Member
Jeff-Holling

Central Valley Ag
Beloit

Jeff Holling

Board Member
Hurley_Rachel

Bayer
Conroe, Texas

Rachel Hurley

Board Member
Krehbiel_Nick

Kanza Coop
Pratt

Nick Krehbiel

Board Member
Laverentz_Brian

FMC
Overland Park

Brian Laverentz

Board Member
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Syngenta
Manhattan

Jami Loecker

Board Member
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MFA/AGChoice
Emporia

Brent Martin

Board Member
Mayberry_Warren

Corteva Agriscience
Austin, Texas

Warren Mayberry

Board Member
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Mears Fertilizer
El Dorado

Kevin Mears

Board Member
Ochs_Justin

Skyland Grain
Johnson

Justin Ochs

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
KARA_Logo_Final_RGB

Garden City Coop
Garden City

Mark Vance

Board Member
Wegner_Mark

ADM Wholesale Fertilizer
Overland Park

Mark Wegner

Board Member
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Bondurant Crop Service
Ness City

Toby Witthuhn

Board Member
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association Staff
2021_Seeber_Ron_Web1

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
Staci-Storey-Web

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_Web

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_Web

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
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Trae Green oversees all communications, marketing and branding products provided by the association. He also serves as a member of the legislative team.

Trae Green

Associate Vice President: External Affairs & Creative Services
Storey_Sidney

Sidney Storey joined the association in 2019.

Sidney Storey

Director of Administrative Services
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
2019-21 | Lance Nelson

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