Standing Committees

Trade Policy and International Affairs Committee

This committee is responsible for establishing export promotion priorities, evaluating promotion projects, and recommending funding levels to implement such projects.

Ron Moore, Chairman

John Heisdorffer, Vice Chairman

  • Sam Butler
  • Todd Du Mond
  • Ed Erickson, Jr.
  • Willard Jack
  • Mark Jackson
  • Jim Miller
  • Lance Peterson
  • E.L. Reed
  • Joel Scheurs
  • Kevin Scott
  • Richard Wilkins
  • Wyatt Whitford
Membership and Corporate Relations Committee

This committee is responsible for establishing membership priorities, evaluating member recruitment and retention programs and member services, recommending funding levels to implement such projects, coordinating state and national member development programs, ASA communication programs, corporate relations, and overall ASA state relations functions.

Bret Davis, Chairman

Jeff Sollars, Vice Chairman

  • Kendall Culp
  • Cory Devillier
  • Wayne Fredericks
  • George Goblish
  • Walter Godwin
  • Gerry Hayden
  • Brooks Hurst
  • Monte Peterson
  • John Rivers
  • Dan Roe
  • Bill Wykes
Public Affairs Committee

This committee is responsible for reviewing Delegate Policy Resolutions, establishing policy priorities, evaluating policy and governmental affairs efforts, recommending funding levels to implement such projects, and coordinating state and national policy issues.

Richard Wilkins, Chairman

  • Dennis Bogaards
  • Jerry Bambauer
  • Mike Cunningham
  • Ted Glaub
  • Bill Gordon
  • Bruce Hall
  • Kevin Hoyer
  • Mark Huston
  • Eric Maupin
  • Dave Poppens
  • Joe Steinkamp
  • Davie Stephens
  • Matt Stutzman
  • Lawrence Sukalski
  • Steve Wellman
Finance and Administrative Services Committee

This Committee is responsible for advising the Board on business and fiscal affairs, monitoring available funding, and recommending to the Board budget requests for the Board’s committees.

Davie Stephens, Chairman

  • Ted Glaub
  • Bill Gordon
  • Jim Miller
  • Ron Moore
  • Monte Peterson
  • Jeff Sollars
Communications Committee
The new ASA Communications Committee is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the quality and continuity of ASA member, industry and external communications. The Communications Committee also provides farmer feedback on the strategic direction of ASA’s communications.

Kevin Hoyer, Chairman

  • Dennis Bogaards
  • Sam Butler
  • Kendall Culp
  • Ed Erickson, Jr.
  • Gerry Hayden
  • Mark Huston
Strategic Planning Committee
The Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for reviewing and evaluating the mission and vision of the American Soybean Association. It is responsible for recommending strategies to the Executive Committee relative to long-term issues and opportunities.

Steve Wellman, Chairman

  • Wade Cowan
  • Bill Gordon
  • Bob Henry
  • Kevin Hoyer
  • Ron Moore
  • Dave Poppens
  • Joe Steinkamp
  • Davie Stephens
  • Richard Wilkins
Audit Committee
The Audit Committee recommends to the Board the selection or confirmation of the auditor, receives the auditor’s reports, monitors progress or improvements recommended by the auditor and reports annually to the Board of Directors.

Jeff Sollars, Chairman

  • Ted Glaub
  • Wayne Fredericks
  • Kevin Hoyer
  • John Rivers
  • Dan Roe
  • Ex Officio:  Richard Wilkins
Nominating Committee
This committee presents nominations for the officers to be elected at the ASA annual meeting. Additional nominations may be made by any Director at the meeting.

Ray Gaesser, Chairman

  • Bob Henry
  • Steve Wellman
Bylaws Committee
The Bylaws Committee annually reviews the ASA bylaws to ensure they are current, relevant and meet the needs of the Association to function as a viable, legal organization in attaining its goals. The Committee makes recommended amendment changes for Board approval.

Steve Wellman, Chairman

  • Sam Butler
  • Wade Cowan
  • Walter Godwin
  • Brooks Hurst
  • Steve Wellman
Biotech Working Group Committee

Wade Cowan, Chairman

  • Ray Gaesser
  • Joe Steinkamp
  • Davie Stephens
  • Steve Wellman
  • Wyatt Whitford
  • Richard Wilkins