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CHS Inc (CHSCP.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jay Debertin

57 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer

Clinton Blew

39 2016 Second Vice Chairman of the Board

Daniel Schurr

51 2016 First Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Timothy Skidmore

56 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

James Zappa

52 2015 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Lynden Johnson

56 2014 Executive Vice President - CHS Country Operations

Lisa Zell

48 2014 Executive Vice President - Business Solutions

Mary Kaul-Hottinger

2018 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Daniel Lehmann

45 2018 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller

David Johnsrud

62 2016 Treasurer, Secretary, Director

David Beckman

2018 Director

Scott Cordes

2017 Director

Mark Farrell

2016 Director

Tracy Jones

2017 Director

Dennis Carlson

56 2016 Independent Director

Jon Erickson

56 2011 Independent Director

Steven Fritel

62 2016 Independent Director

Alan Holm

56 2013 Independent Director

David Kayser

57 2006 Independent Director

Randy Knecht

66 2011 Independent Director

Edward Malesich

63 2011 Independent Director

Perry Meyer

62 2014 Independent Director

Steve Riegel

64 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jay Debertin

Mr. Jay D. Debertin has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Since 2011, Mr. Debertin has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Energy and Foods. From 2005 through 2010, he served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Processing. From 1984 to 2005, Mr. Debertin held a variety of positions in the Company’s energy marketing operations, raw material supply, refining, pipelines and terminals, trading and risk management, and transportation.

Clinton Blew

Mr. Clinton J. Blew is second Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He chairs the Government Relations Committee and serves on the Corporate Risk Committee. He is chairman of the Mid Kansas Coop (MKC), Moundridge, Kansas, and is a member of the Hutchinson Community College Ag Advisory Board, the Kansas Livestock Association, Texas Cattle Feeder’s Association and Red Angus Association of America. He holds an applied science degree in farm and ranch management from Hutchinson Community College. Mr. Blew’s principal occupation has been farming for more than five years and he farms in a family partnership near Hutchinson, Kansas that includes irrigated corn and soybeans, dry land wheat, milo and soybeans, and a commercial cow/calf business.

Daniel Schurr

Mr. Daniel Schurr serves as First Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Treasurer, Secretary of CHS Inc. He has been Director of the Company since 2006. Previously served as first vice chairman. Serves on Blackhawk Bank and Trust board and audit and loan committees and is a member of board of trustees for Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area. Served as director and officer for River Valley Cooperative of Mt. Joy, Iowa. Served eight years as director of Great River Bank and Trust. Former local school board member and active in numerous agricultural and community organizations. Named Iowa Jaycees Outstanding Young Farmer in 2004. Holds bachelor’s degree in agricultural business with minor in economics from Iowa State University.

Timothy Skidmore

Mr. Timothy Skidmore is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He is responsible for finance, accounting, tax, patron equity, treasury, strategic sourcing and insurance risk management. Mr. Skidmore serves as a trustee for the Science Museum of Minnesota, where he serves on the Audit and Finance Committee. He is also a director on the Finance 50 and CHS Pension Plan boards. Before joining CHS, he served as Vice President of finance and strategy for Campbell North America. He joined Campbell as assistant treasurer in 2001 and held numerous leadership positions in finance including leading the cash management, corporate finance and international treasury functions. He served in various business unit chief financial officer roles within Campbell. Prior to that, Mr. Skidmore spent 15 years at DuPont Co., holding a variety of financial leadership positions. He holds a bachelor's degree in risk management from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania.

James Zappa

Mr. James Matthew Zappa is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. He provides counsel to CHS leadership and the Board of Directors on company strategy, corporate governance and compliance. He works with the corporate finance team to support Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and compliance, disclosure and investor communications. Mr. Zappa serves as director for Boy Scouts of America, Northern Star Council. He previously worked at 3M in various roles including Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer; Vice President, Associate General Counsel, International Operations; counsel to the 3M Board’s Compensation Committee; Assistant General Counsel for consumer office business and human resources; and Counsel and Assistant General Counsel for labor and employment law. Prior to joining 3M, he worked for UnitedHealth Group and for the law firm Dorsey & Whitney. He earned a juris doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, a master’s degree in communication arts and sciences from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree from Drake University.

Lynden Johnson

Mr. Lynden E. Johnson is Executive Vice President - CHS Country Operations of the Company. He was Executive Vice President, Country Operations. He is responsible for the division delivering agricultural inputs, energy products, grain marketing, animal nutrition, sunflower processing and other farm supplies to producers through retail businesses in 16 states and Canada. Mr. Johnson serves as a director for the CHS Pension Plan. Prior to his current role, Mr. Johnson was responsible for Business Solutions operations including board planning and administration, Corporate Citizenship and the CHS Foundation, and CHS Aligned Solutions, along with CHS Insurance, CHS Hedging, and CHS Capital subsidiaries. He served as the Vice President of Business Solutions Consulting in 2008 and previously held the position of Vice President, Member Services. Prior to joining CHS, he had a career managing cooperatives in North Dakota and Minnesota for 23 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from North Dakota State University.

Lisa Zell

Ms. Lisa A. Zell is Executive Vice President - Business Solutions of the Company. She is responsible for leading programs and products that support cooperatives, agribusinesses and producers offered through CHS Aligned Solutions, CHS Capital, CHS Hedging, CHS Insurance, and Communications and Public Affairs. Ms. Zell serves as chairperson of CHS Hedging, CHS Insurance, and CHS Capital. After joining CHS in 1999 as Senior Attorney, Ms. Zell was named Senior Vice President and General Counsel in January 2011 and Executive Vice President and General Counsel in January 2012. Ms. Zell held a federal clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and spent several years in private practice. She holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud (Minnesota) State University and juris doctor law degree from Drake University.

Mary Kaul-Hottinger

Ms. Mary Kaul-Hottinger has been appointed Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company effective Sept. 10, 2018. Kaul-Hottinger brings deep human resources leadership experience to CHS, having served most recently as vice president of human resources for Ecolab's global businesses, where she and her team supported multiple business units with more than 30,000 employees in the Americas,Europe, theMiddle East,AfricaandAsia Pacific. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2007, Kaul-Hottinger served in a variety of human resource leadership roles supporting operating divisions at General Mills and Pillsbury.

Daniel Lehmann

Mr. Daniel Lehmann is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller of the Company. He joined CHS in August 2014 as the director of financial reporting and was named assistant corporate controller in 2017. Prior to joining CHS, from May 2012 through July 2014, Mr. Lehmann was employed by Kroll Ontrack, a leading provider of data recovery and electronic discovery services, as the controller overseeing the enterprise wide accounting functions. From March 2006 to May 2012, Mr. Lehmann was the director of financial reporting of G&K Services, a national leader in the uniform rental and facility products business, where he was responsible for financial reporting and corporate accounting functions. Prior to 2006, Mr. Lehmann held positions focusing on accounting, financial reporting and internal controls at companies in the technology, health insurance, and public accounting industries.

David Johnsrud

Mr. David Johnsrud serves as Treasurer, Secretary, Director of the Company. He served as director and chairman for AgCountry Farm Credit Services. Served on the Minnesota Farm Credit Legislative Committee, with three years as chairman. Served on the Farmers Union Oil and CHS Prairie Lake Co-op boards of directors, with 15 years as board secretary. Mr. Johnsrud served on the Mid-Minnesota Association Board, with terms as secretary and chairman, as well as on the Minnesota Directors’ Association, with terms as treasurer. Served on the CHS Annual Meeting Credentials Committee in 2000 and 2001 and on the Resolutions Committee in 2002 and 2003. In 2010 he completed the Farm Credit Services Premier Governance Series, became a Certified Director and is a 2010 graduate of Minnesota Agricultural Rural Leadership Class V.

David Beckman

Mr. David Beckman is Director of the Company. Mr. Beckman has been Chairman of Central Valley Ag Cooperative since 2003 and a director of the Nebraska Cooperative Council since 2012, serving as its Secretary since 2016. In addition, Mr. Beckman was a director of Central Farmers Cooperative from 1997 until 2002, serving as Vice Chairman from 1997 until 1999 and as Chairman from 2000 until 2002, and was a director of Farmers Cooperative Exchange from 1992 until 1996, serving as Vice Chairman from 1994 until 1995 and as Chairman in 1996. With his wife, brother and three sons and their families, Mr. Beckman operates a farm near Elgin, Nebraska that raises irrigated corn and soybeans and operates a custom hog feeding operation. Mr. Beckman also has custom cattle fed at a feed yard in eastern Nebraska and owns a small trucking business that primarily serves the needs of his farming operation. Mr. Beckman holds a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Mr. Beckman has been appointed to the Board’s Corporate Risk and Government Relations Committees.

Scott Cordes

Mr. Scott Cordes is Director of the company. He has served as President of CHS Hedging, LLC, a subsidiary of CHS. Since 2014, Mr. Cordes has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Security State Bank of Wanamingo. In addition, Mr. Cordes was a director of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange between 2000 and 2016, serving as Chairman for five one-year terms during that period, was a director and the Membership Committee Chair of the National Futures Association between 2003 and 2016 and served on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Ag Advisory Committee between 2013 and 2016. With his brother and nephew, Mr. Cordes operates a 1,000-acre corn and soybean farm near Wanamingo, Minnesota. Mr. Cordes holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Cordes has been appointed to the Board’s Audit Committee and the Board’s Corporate Risk Committee.

Mark Farrell

Mr. Mark Farrell serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Farrell is Director of Cross Plains, Wisconsin. Mr. Farrell represents members in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Mr. Farrell has served as a director of Premier Cooperative of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin and its predecessors since 1992, including four years serving as chairman. Mr. Farrell operates a 4,000-acre corn, wheat and soybean farm, along with a 6,000-head contract hog finishing operation. Mr. Farrell completed the short-course in agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tracy Jones

Mr. Tracy Jones is Director of the company. He will represent CHS members in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Mr. Jones has served as a director of the Elburn Co-op of Elburn, Illinois since 1996, and has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Elburn Co-op since 2011. Since 2012, Mr. Jones has also served as a member of the County Board of DeKalb County, Illinois, and been Vice Chairman of that Board since 2014. Mr. Jones operates a 2,600-acre corn, soybean and wheat farm and a 1,400 head feedlot cattle operation. Mr. Jones holds an associate’s degree in farm management from Kishwaukee College. Mr. Jones has been appointed to the Board’s Governance Committee and the Board’s Foundation Committee.

Dennis Carlson

Mr. Dennis Carlson serves as Independent Director of the Company. He was First Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of CHS Inc. He served as second vice chairman of the Executive Committee. Former director and past chairman of Farmers Union Oil Company, Bismarck/Mandan, N.D.

Jon Erickson

Mr. Jon Erickson is Independent Director of the Company. He serves on the Corporate Risk and Government Relations committees. He is a member of the North Dakota Farmers Union and the North Dakota Stockman’s Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from North Dakota State University. Mr. Erickson’s principal occupation has been farming for more than five years, and he raises grains and oilseeds and operates a commercial Hereford/Angus cow-calf business near Minot, North Dakota.

Steven Fritel

Mr. Steven Fritel serves as Independent Director of the Company. He was Second Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of CHS Inc. He has been Director of the Company since 2003. He Served as secretary-treasurer. Represents CHS on the Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives, former director and chairman for Rugby Farmers Union Elevator, and previous member of the former CHS Wheat Milling Defined Member Board, Envision, North Central Experiment Station Board of Visitors and North Dakota Farm and Ranch Business Management Advisory Board. Earned an associate’s degree from North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, N.D. Raises spring wheat, barley, soybeans, edible beans, corn and confectionary sunflowers near Rugby, N.D.

Alan Holm

Mr. Alan Holm Al is Independent Director of the Company. He serves as a member of the Corporate Risk and Government Relations committees. Mr. Holm holds an associate’s degree in machine tool technology from Mankato Technical College. Mr. Holm's principal occupation has been farming for more than five years, and he raises corn, soybeans, sweet corn, peas and hay and also has a cow-calf herd near Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.

David Kayser

Mr. David Kayser is Independent Director of the Company. He chairs the CHS Foundation Finance and Investment Committee. He also serves on the Audit Committee. Mr. Kayser is a member of Mitchell Technical Institute Foundation Board. Mr. Kayser’s principal occupation has been farming for the more than five years, and he raises corn, soybeans and hay near Alexandria, South Dakota, and operates a cow-calf and feeder-calf business.

Randy Knecht

Mr. Randy Knecht is Independent Director of the Company. He serves on the Government Relations and Capital committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from South Dakota State University. Mr. Knecht’s principal occupation has been farming for more than five years, and he operates a diversified family farm operation near Houghton, South Dakota, raising corn, soybeans, alfalfa and beef cattle.

Edward Malesich

Mr. Edward Malesich is Independent Director of the Company. He serves on the Capital and CHS Foundation Finance and Investment committees. He serves as member of Montana Stock Growers Association, Montana Grain Growers Association, Farm Bureau, Montana Farmers Union and Montana Council of Co-ops. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural production from Montana State University. Mr. Malesich’s principal occupation has been farming for more than five years, and he raises Angus cattle, wheat, malt barley and hay near Dillon, Montana.

Perry Meyer

Mr. Perry L. Meyer is Independent Director of the Company. He serves on the Audit and CHS Foundation Finance and Investment committees. He serves as director of Heartland Corn Products Cooperative and is a member of United Farmers Co-op, South Central Grain and Energy, River Region Co-op, Minnesota Farm Bureau, Minnesota and Nicollet County corn growers associations, and Minnesota Pork Producers Association. He serves as president of Steamboat Pork Cooperative, chairman of NU-Telecom Board and director of Minnesota Valley Lutheran School Foundation. He holds an agricultural mechanics degree from Alexandria (Minnesota) Technical School. Mr. Meyer’s principal occupation has been farming for more than five years, and he operates a family farm raising corn, soybean and hogs near New Ulm, Minnesota.

Steve Riegel

Mr. Steve Riegel is Independent Director of the Company. He serves on the Governance and Government Relations committees. He serves as advisory director of Bucklin (Kansas) National Bank. He attended Fort Hays (Kansas) State University, majoring in agriculture, business and animal science. Mr. Riegel’s principal occupation has been farming for more than five years, and he raises irrigated corn, soybeans, alfalfa, dryland wheat and milo near Ford, Kansas.