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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 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

Mike Frank

Executive Vice President and CEO of Retail
Nutrien Ag Solutions

Kelly Green

President and Chairman of the Board

Stacy Kourlis Guillon

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Neal Hansen

Rancher and Private Investor
Hanging H Ranch and Hansen Partnership

Karl Hoppess

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

Skylar Houston

Ranch Manager
Aristocrat Angus

John Howland

President and CEO
Crest Investment Company

Hal Johnson

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

Jordan Levi

Portfolio Manager – Managing Member,
Arcadia Asset Management, LLC

Dana Lonn

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

Vikram Luthar

Health & Wellness
ADM Nutrition

Andre Nogueira

Chief Executive Officer

Barbara O’Brien

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

Patrick Okeefe

Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director U.S.

Mark Retzloff

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.

Sandy Rothe

Managing Partner (Retired)
Deloitte LLPc.

Deb Seedorf

Senior Vice President and Chief Delivery Officer
American Ag Credit

Mark Sirangelo

Executive Vice President,
Sierra Nevada Space Systems

Emeritus Members

Eddie Robinson

Robinson Dairy

Richard L. Robinson

Robinson Dairy

Stuart Ross

Physician Health Partners (Ret.)

Corporate Council For Inclusion And Diversity

Ashlee J. Davis

Global Lead – External Affairs, Global Inclusion & Diversity

Sarah Fox

Sustainability Initiatives
Nutrien AG Solutions

Michelle Nettles

Chief Human Resources Officer

Deb Sinta

Vice President, Talent & Culture
Tyson Foods

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