Board Leadership and Elections - Indiana Corn and Soy

Board Leadership and Elections

The Indiana Corn Marketing Council Board of Directors consists of 15 volunteer farmers and two appointed directors from Indiana farm organizations who govern the organizations to use of Indiana corn checkoff funds. The Board of Directors also includes 12 ex-officios who serve as non-voting members. The board is hyper-focused to build demand and ensure a strong future for corn farmers through four strategic focus areas: Market Development, Sustainability, Value Creation, & Producer Engagement. These farmers who are from all over Indiana, volunteer their time to guide the checkoff investments to bring the most value back to all Indiana corn farmers.

Nine District Directors, representing specific districts, as well as six At-Large Directors, who represent the entire state of Indiana, serve three-year terms when elected. The elections take place every summer, and new board members take office October 1st. 


Election Information

Learn more about serving on the board or election information.

Meet Our Volunteer Board

Executive Committee

Tim Gauck

Tim Gauck

President, Greensburg, At-Large

Matthew Lucas

Matthew Lucas

Vice President, Brownstown, District VIII

Susan Brocksmith

Susan Brocksmith

Secretary, Vincennes, At-Large

Janis Highley

Janis Highley

Treasurer, Warren, At-Large

JR Roesner

JR Roesner

Market Development Committee Chair, Ferdinand, District VII

Adam Sheller

Adam Sheller

Sustainability & Value Creation Committee Chair, Noblesville, At-Large

All Board Members

Natasha Cox

Natasha Cox

Fowler, District I

Kelley Whiteman Snipes

Kelly Whiteman Snipes

Rochester, District II

Jerry Osterholt

Jerry Osterholt

Roanoke, District III

Paul Hodgen

Paul Hodgen

Roachdale, District IV

Mike Beard

Mike Beard

Frankfort, District V

Ron Hensley

Ron Hensley

Daleville, District VI

JR Roesner

JR Roesner

Market Development Committee Chair, Ferdinand, District VII

Matthew Lucas

Matthew Lucas

Vice President, Brownstown, District VIII

John Adam Jr.

John Adam Jr.

Sellersburg, District IX

Adam Sheller

Adam Sheller

Sustainability & Value Creation Committee Chair, Noblesville, At-Large

Janis Highley

Janis Highley

Treasurer, Warren, At-Large

Susan Brocksmith

Susan Brocksmith

Secretary, Vincennes, At-Large

David Ring

David Ring

Huntingburg, At-Large

Tim Gauck

Tim Gauck

President, Greensburg, At-Large

Sarah Delbecq

Sarah Delbecq

Auburn, At-Large

Jon Sparks

Jon Sparks

Appointed Voting Member

Mike Marrow

Mike Morrow

Appointed Voting Member

Election Information

There are five volunteer board positions up for election each year. Candidate petitions are due in the beginning of June, and walk-in elections are held one week in August at County Extension Offices. Board members are elected to a three-year term and can serve three consecutive terms.

What does the board do?

  • Manages and conducts the business of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council
  • Upholds certain standards of conduct including duty of care, duty of loyalty, duty of obedience, and duty of transparency
  • Attends quarterly board meetings (typically held in November, March, June and August). These meetings are required and are two days in length. Most meetings will be held at the ICMC office in Indianapolis.
  • Participates in trade missions, work with the media, represent ICMC at events and meetings
  • Serves on ICMC committees each year. These committees lead the staff members’ work and provide direction regarding board decisions. The committees are Market Development, and Sustainability + Value Creation and they meet at the same time as the Board meetings.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A registered voter within the State of Indiana
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Currently engaged in the business of producing and marketing corn in Indiana under own name or the name of an entity in which candidate has ownership
  • A resident of the district which I seek to represent
  • A producer of corn and who has paid an assessment on corn within the previous two (2) years

How can I learn more?

INDIANA SOYBEAN ALLIANCE

INDIANA CORN MARKETING COUNCIL

INDIANA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION

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