Kansas Grain and Feed Association
816 SW Tyler, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66612
Fax (785) 234-2930
President & CEO
Ron Seeber was hired as KGFA’s president and CEO in October 2017 after working for the association since July 2008. He is responsible for the lobbying and monitoring of state and federal legislative and regulatory activities with direct day-to-day responsibilities at the Kansas Capitol and in the state regulatory agencies. He administers the Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders program and is the staff contact for the Kansas Agri Business Council and the association’s contract lobbying clients.
Tom R. Tunnell
Tom Tunnell served as KGFA’s top executive staff officer since September 1980 before his retirement in 2018. As President and CEO, he is responsible for implementing the policies of the Board of Directors and for planning, coordinating and implementing KGFA programs, services and budget. He also serves as staff contact for the Arbitration, Arbitration Appeals, Grain Grades and Weights, Insurance, Taxation and Transportation Committees. He is very familiar with the grain trading rules and their application.
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel
Randy Stookey was promoted to senior vice president of government affairs and general counsel after serving as the association’s general counsel since November 2011. As general legal counsel for the association, he provides assistance to the association board and members on legal and regulatory issues affecting the industry. Randy is also responsible for lobbying and monitoring of state and federal legislation and activities of state and federal regulatory agencies. In addition, Randy serves as Legal Administrator of the Kansas Agricultural Remediation Board and Remediation Reimbursement program.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Staci Storey has been with KGFA since October 2016. She is responsible for KGFA’s accounting system including financial reports and oversight, accounts payable & accounts receivable and personnel records. She is the Association office and building manager and ethics compliance officer for the association.
Shari D. Bennett
Vice President of Event Planning
Shari Bennett has been with KGFA since June 2002. She is responsible for all of the Association’s major meeting & golf tournament planning. She also assists with the Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders Program. She is the staff contact for the Expo Advisory Committee.
Lisa A. Anschutz
Senior Director of Internal Operations
Lisa Anschutz has been with KGFA since August 1987. She is responsible for maintaining membership records, directory listings, email addresses for electronic communications, educational programs & major meeting registration. She also provides support for the Vice President of Member Services and Vice President of Marketing and Communications.
Director of Member Services
Sam Tenpenny has been with KGFA since May 2016. She is responsible for the management of KGFA’s membership recruitment and retention programs. She is also responsible for the development and coordination of the Association’s educational programs and oversees numerous special projects. She serves as staff contact for the Membership & Training Committee.
Executive Administrative Professional
Mitzi Dodds has been with KGFA since February 2017. She provides support for the President and General Counsel. She is responsible for marketing, promotion and advertising sales for the Kansas Official Directory. She is also the contact for Committee volunteers.
Director of Communications and Marketing
Trae Green has been with KGFA since September 2017. He oversees all communications products provided by the Association including print and electronic newsletters, websites, news releases, annual reports, online advertising and marketing brochures, while also administering the Scholarship Program.