2021 Annual Meeting
10/07/2021 - 10/09/2021
Boca Raton Resort & Club 900 S. Ocean Blvd.
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Agenda
07
NAMA Executive Committee Member Meeting (private/Exec Committee members only)
NAMA Executive Committee Member Meeting (private/Exec Committee members only)
Start
1:00 PM
End
4:30 PM
Welcome Reception (dinner on your own)
Welcome Reception (dinner on your own)
Start
5:30 PM
End
7:00 PM
Corn Division Member Dinner (optional/private/separate registration required)
Corn Division Member Dinner (optional/private/separate registration required)
Start
7:00 PM
End
10:00 PM
08
Continental Breakfast
Continental Breakfast
Start
8:00 AM
End
10:15 AM
General Session
General Session
Start
8:30 AM
End
10:30 AM
Speakers
Ford Mennel
Robb MacKie
Brian Johnson
Chandler Goule
Spouse/Guest Breakfast Meet Up
Spouse/Guest Breakfast Meet Up
Start
9:00 AM
End
10:00 AM
Board of Directors Member Business Meeting (private)
Board of Directors Member Business Meeting (private)
Start
10:30 AM
End
12:30 PM
Milling & Associate Member Networking Lunch
Milling & Associate Member Networking Lunch
Start
12:30 PM
End
2:00 PM
NAMA Oat Division Member Meeting
NAMA Oat Division Member Meeting
Start
2:00 PM
End
3:00 PM
NAMA Corn Division Member Business Meeting
NAMA Corn Division Member Business Meeting
Start
3:00 PM
End
4:00 PM
Foreign Market Development Committee Meeting
Foreign Market Development Committee Meeting
Start
4:00 PM
End
5:30 PM
Reception, Dinner & Awards Presentation
Reception, Dinner & Awards Presentation
Start
6:00 PM
End
9:00 PM
09
NAMA Associate Member Breakfast Business Meeting (private)
NAMA Associate Member Breakfast Business Meeting (private)
Start
8:00 AM
End
9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
Continental Breakfast
Start
8:30 AM
End
9:30 AM
General Session
General Session
Start
9:30 AM
End
11:30 AM
Speakers
Ford Mennel
Scott Colbert
Steve Matson
Dan Dye
Howdy Holmes
Golf Tournament (optional/separate registration required)
Golf Tournament (optional/separate registration required)
Start
12:30 PM
End
5:30 PM
Intercoastal Waterway Cruise (optional/separate registration required)
Intercoastal Waterway Cruise (optional/separate registration required)
Start
2:00 PM
End
4:00 PM
Closing Reception (dinner on your own)
Closing Reception (dinner on your own)
Start
6:30 PM
End
8:00 PM
Speakers

Ford Mennel

NAMA Chair, Mennel Milling Company

Robb MacKie

President and CEO, American Bakers Association

Brian Johnson

Senior Vice President, Technology Services, AGH

Brian joined AGH in 1992. He leads the firm’s technology services practice where he helps clients achieve measurable performance improvements through the delivery of specialized, competency-based information systems management, assurance, and advisory services. He has extensive experience in information security, network engineering, and solution development, with recognized specializations in governance, risk, control, and related consulting services.

Brian is a member of ISACA (previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association), the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA’s Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) Section, and the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM). He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), and Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).

Brian is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a graduate of Wichita State University, where he earned Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees.

Chandler Goule

CEO, National Association of Wheat Growers

Chandler Goule is NAWG’s Chief Executive Officer, coming into that role in July of 2016. In this capacity, Chandler will oversee NAWG’s industry relations, act as Executive Director of the National Wheat Foundation, and lead NAWG’s efforts to advocate for American wheat farmers. Prior to his position at NAWG, Chandler served as the Sr. Vice President of Programs for the National Farmers Union for several years. Goule also formerly served as the staff director of the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry for the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture under former chairman Rep. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn. Peterson is a member of the conservative Blue Dog Democrats Coalition. Goule has worked extensively in Washington, D.C., on agriculture, food safety and trade policy. His previous experience extends to companies such as Bayer CropScience, Syngenta and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Washington office of Rep. Charlie Stenholm, DTexas. Growing up in rural Morgan Mill, Texas, Goule is familiar with agriculture policy and the rural way of life. He graduated from Texas A&M University on a 4-H scholarship, earning a Bachelor of Science in animal science with an emphasis in production. While in Washington he completed his master’s in political management and corporate and public affairs at The George Washington University. Goule has appeared on “Good Morning America,” CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” and NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show.” He has also been interviewed on Bloomberg TV and C-SPAN’s “The Washington Journal.” Goule resides on Capitol Hill and is an avid scuba diver and snow skier

Scott Colbert

Exec VP, Chief Economist & Director of Fixed Income Management, The Commerce Trust Company

Scott is the Chief Economist and Director of Fixed Income Management with The Commerce Trust Company. He joined Commerce in 1993 and has investment responsibilities for over $28 billion in fixed income assets. Scott directly manages the Commerce Short-Term Government and the flagship Commerce Bond strategies. 

Prior to joining Commerce Bank, Scott worked for The Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company, Fifth Third Bank, and ARMCO Inc. Scott received his bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1986 and received his master of business administration from Xavier University in 1988. He has been both a director and president of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of St. Louis.

Steve Matson

IAOM Board Director, Education Committee Member, Director of Operations, Bay State Milling

Steve Matson has enjoyed a career in the flour milling industry for 29 years. He worked at Ardent Mills (formerly Horizon Milling and Cargill Flour Milling) for the first 25 years, growing his career through 6 different locations. Since 2017, he has been director of operations at Bay State Milling Company, based out of Minneapolis, MN.  Steve has been an active member of IAOM throughout his career, having previously served as a District chairperson and on IAOM’s board of directors, representing the Wheat State and Flour City Districts. He has been a member of IAOM’s Education Committee for numerous years.  Steve has been nominated to serve as Treasurer of IAOM. He has been married 28 years to his wife Dina; they have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

Dan Dye

CEO, Ardent Mills

Dan Dye is the CEO of Ardent Mills, the independent joint venture of owners Cargill, Conagra Brands and CHS. Prior to the formation of Ardent Mills, Dan held various merchandising and managerial positions during his 30+ year career at Cargill. In 2009, Dan was named president of Horizon Milling, a Cargill joint venture with CHS. Dan led the flour milling, mix and bakery operations of Horizon Milling in the U.S. and Canada. 

Prior to that, Dan served for 10 years as president of Cargill AgHorizons, U.S., and was responsible for the overall management of Cargill’s grain handling and retail crop input business in the U.S. 

Dan currently serves on the Executive Committee of the North American Millers’ Association, the Board of Trustees of the Grain Foods Foundation, and is on the Board of Directors for Partners in Food Solutions. Dan also serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Colorado-Denver Business School, is on the Board of Trustees of Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn., and is a board member at the Craig Hospital Foundation. 

Dan graduated from Bethel University in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and economics. 

Howdy Holmes

CEO and President, Chelsea Milling

Howdy started working at Chelsea Milling Company in 1963 as a sophomore in high school. He left the company in 1968 saying he would return later, but first he was going to pursue a boyhood dream. He spent 20 years in motorsports winning regional races, the Formula Atlantic Championship, and Rookie of the Year at the Indianapolis 500 in 1979. He competed in the Indy 500 six times, qualifying on the front row in 1984 and held the best average finishing record of anyone who started more than four events from 1911 – 1988 when he retired from driving race cars. 

As a businessman, Howdy operated a motorsports marketing company and an advertising company, which served the motorsports community. Howdy rejoined the family business in 1987 leading a transformation of the then 100-year-old family business.