AgIndustry Leadership Council

Integrating industry expertise with the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University helps to foster innovative opportunities for students, faculty, and the broader community.

The AgIndustry Leadership Council (ALC) is a group of industry professionals with diverse expertise and experience whose knowledge and insight guide the Dean of Agricultural Sciences. These individuals share the vision of building programs with unquestioned global preeminence within the College of Agricultural Sciences.

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 on a global scale.

Terry Anderson

Senior Vice President
Production Technical Services
Leprino Foods

Randy Blach

Chief Executive Officer,
Cattle Fax

Joe Blake

Chancellor Emeritus
Colorado State University

Stacy Kourlis Guillon

Associate
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Neal Hansen

Rancher and Private Investor
Hanging H Ranch and Hansen Partnership

Chris Hjelm

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Kroger

Karl Hoppess

Founding Partner,
Karl C. Hoppess & Associates, P.C.
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Skylar Houston

Ranch Manager
Aristocrat Angus

John Howland

President and CEO
Crest Investment Company

Hal Johnson

Founder
Hal Johnson’s HR Associates, LLC

Jean Johnson

Ranch Manager
Flying Diamond Ranch

Kishore Kanakamedala

Senior Director and Chief of Staff
Google Inc.

Sarada Krishnan

Director of Horticulture and Center for Global Initiatives
Denver Botanic Gardens

Kevin Lafleur

Co-Founder and CEO
Colorado Premium Foods

Stephen P. Laughlin

Vice President & General Manager
Global Consumer Industry
IBM Corporation

Dana Lonn

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

Paul Lukanowski

Senior Vice President & General Manager
Swire Coca Cola

Vikram Luthar

President
Health & Wellness
ADM Nutrition

Andre Nogueira

Chief Executive Officer
JBS USA

Barbara O’Brien

President
Dairy Management Inc.
Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy

Patrick Okeefe

Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director U.S.
CH2M

Mark Retzloff

Co-Founder
Horizon Organic Dairy and Alfalfa Markets

Travis Ritz

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

Leann Saunders

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

Deb Seedorf

Senior Vice President and Chief Delivery Officer
American Ag Credit

Mark Sirangelo

Executive Vice President,
Sierra Nevada Space Systems

Bill Stoufer

Chief Operating Officer
Ardent Mills

Mark Swanson

Chief Executive Officer
Birko

Emeritus Members

Eddie Robinson

Manager
Robinson Dairy

Richard L. Robinson

Manager
Robinson Dairy

Stuart Ross

Physician Health Partners (Ret.)

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