ASA Staff – St. Louis MO


Ryan Findlay

Chief Executive Officer

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Ryan Findlay is CEO of the American Soybean Association and a native of Caro, Mich., where his family still farms row crops. He earned a degree in political science from Western Michigan University and an MBA from Northwood University in Midland, Mich. The last four years Ryan worked for the global agricultural company Syngenta, focusing on freedom-to-operate issues impacting farmers. Previously, his seven-year tenure with the Michigan Farm Bureau included work on two farm bills, international trade, climate change and regulatory issues. Ryan, his wife Gretchen, and their two children will be relocating to the St. Louis area, where he will work out of ASA’s headquarters office.

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Lynn Burgdorf WISHH Accounting Coordinator 1354/1329
Bridget Fehrenbach SoyPAC Lead/Program Coordinator 1340
Farris Haley Project Coordinator 1284
Michelle Hummel Industry and Stakeholder Relations Director 1328
Michael Jones Operations Manager 1324
Christine Luelf Director, Affiliate Relations & Leader Development 1291
Chris Merlotti Database Systems & Project Manager 1294
Kathie Mullen Project Coordinator 1302
Sharetha Newsome Office Manager 1312
Kendra Murphy Pirk Commodity Classic Manager 1303
Abby Podkul Director, Commodity Classic Events 1345
Bill Schuermann Executive Director,  Member & Industry Relations 1336
Brian Vaught Chief Financial Officer 1298
Jill Wagenblast Director, Marketing & Planning 1310
Cindy Westervelt Accounting Coordinator 1295
Kim Young Lead Accountant 1305
Marypat Corbett Program Specialist
Eric DeMerit WISHH – Program Administrator & Logistics Coordinator 1304
Elizabeth Hare WISHH – Executive Director 1359
Jim Hershey Chief of Party CAST-Cambodia 1314
Erica Morrow WISHH-Project Director, (AMPLIFIES) 1320
Alan Poock WISHH – Director, Asia Division 1353
Ashlee Rolo Program Assistant 1329
Chris Slemp  WISHH- Program Manager,  Africa 1301
Vickie Wilks WISHH – Chief Operating Officer 1341