AgIndustry Leadership Council

The AgIndustry Leadership Council is a group of industry professionals with diverse expertise and experience. These individuals share the vision of building educational programs with global impact. Their knowledge and unique insights support the Dean’s leadership decisions for our College.

The council members meet biannually to discuss new ideas, programs, secure new funding, promote the college in the agriculture community, and help elevate the College of Agricultural Sciences to a world-wide level.

Randy Blach

Randy Blach

Chief Executive Officer
Cattle Fax

Sarah Fox

Sarah Fox

Global Director for Sustainable Ag Strategic Partnerships and Strategy

Nutrien

Brenda Frank

Brenda Frank

Executive Vice President

Farm Credit Banking Group

Chris Gaddis

Chris Gaddis

Director, Global Food Innovation

JBS

Kelly Green

Kelly Green

Chairman Emeritus 

Birko, A Diversey Company

Stacy Kourlis Guillon

Stacy Kourlis Guillon

Principal
Aegis ADR

Karl Hoppess

Karl Hoppess

Founding Partner
Karl C. Hoppess & Associates P.C.

Skylar Houston

Skylar Houston

Ranch Manager
Aristocrat Angus

Hal Johnson

Hal Johnson

Founder
Hal Johnson’s HR Associates, LLC

Jean Johnson

Jean Johnson

Ranch Manager
Flying Diamond Ranch

Sarada Krishnan

Sarada Krishnan

Director of Horticulture & Center for Global Iniatiatives
Denver Botanic Gardens

Stephen P. Laughlin

Stephen P. Laughlin

Vice President & General Manager
Global Consumer Industry
IBM Corporation

Jordan Levi

Jordan Levi

Portfolio Manager – Managing Member
Arcadia Asset Management, LLC

Dana Lonn

Dana Lonn

Managing Director (Ret.)
Center for Technology
The Toro Company

Mark Retzloff

Mark Retzloff

Co-Founder
Horizon Organic Dairy & Alfalfa Markets

Travis Ritz

Travis Ritz

Executive Director
UK-European Commodities Origination, Fixed Income Division
Morgan Stanley

Leann Saunders

Leann Saunders

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Where Food Comes From, Inc.

Sandy Rothe

Sandy Rothe

Managing Partner (Retired)
Deloitte LLPc.

Mark Sirangelo

Mark Sirangelo

Executive Vice President
Sierra Nevada Space Systems

Emeritus Members

Terry Anderson

Senior Vice President
Production Technical Services
Leprino Foods

Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Manager
Robinson Dairy

Richard L. Robinson

Richard L. Robinson

Manager
Robinson Dairy

Stuart Ross

Stuart Ross

Co-Founder
Horizon Organic Dairy & Alfalfa Markets