Meet the Team

More than 30 years of combined state and federal legislative experience.
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Ron Seeber

President and CEO

Ron Seeber is the President and CEO of the Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA).  Established in 1896, the KGFA is a voluntary state association with a membership encompassing the entire spectrum of the grain receiving, storage, processing and shipping industry in the state of Kansas.  KGFA’s membership includes over 950 Kansas business locations and represents 99% of the commercially licensed grain storage in the state.  Ron is has been with the KGFA since 2008 and the President since 2017.  He is only the 6th President to serve in the association’s 123 year history.

In his role, Ron directs the vision, mission and strategy of the membership-based organization, advocating for Kansas agribusiness by creating a sustainable business climate through collaborative policy leadership, continuous education and effective communication.  He is responsible for maintaining and nurturing a professional relationship with government, other associations, allied industry, educational institutions and the general public as necessary and in the best interest of the association and for attainment of its objectives.

Ron Seeber is a native Kansan, grew up in El Dorado, and earned a Political Science Degree from the University of Kansas. After graduating in 1991, he worked for Senator Bob Dole in Washington, DC until 1996.  Ron then returned home and worked as the Deputy Secretary of Administration for Governor Bill Graves, Political Director of the Kansas Republican Party, and as a lobbyist for a law firm representing over 30 different companies, associations, and a Native American tribe.

Ron Seeber and wife, Jennifer, have three daughters, a labradoodle and an insane cat.

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Randy Stookey

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Randy Stookey was promoted to senior vice president after serving as the association’s general counsel since November 2011. Stookey is the lead lobbyist for the Associations and the contact for government affairs stakeholders from member companies and for lobbying clients. During the Legislative Session, Stookey monitors and responds to all bills of consequence for the industry. In addition, Stookey assists in the management of the Kansas Agri Business Council, the Associations’ Joint Political Action Committee.

Stookey is responsible for keeping current on all issues affecting the agribusiness industries and remaining knowledgeable on the regulations and laws pertaining to the grain and feed, fertilizer and agrichemical industries. Stookey is also the staff contact for Legislative Committees. As General Counsel, Stookey assists the President, Executive staff, Board, and membership with addressing legal questions and compliance issues.

The government affairs staff is extremely knowledgeable on the legislative process and how a particular bill might impact our industry. They understand the political landscape and strategies needed to protect and advance agriculture in Kansas. They keep us updated as to emerging issues and are very responsive to our needs.
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Clara Wicoff

Legislative Fellow

Clara Wicoff is serving as Kansas Grain and Feed Association’s legislative fellow while she completes her undergraduate degree in political science at Kansas State University. Wicoff is scheduled to graduate in spring of 2019 and will then pursue a law degree.

Wicoff has experience interning in Washington, D.C., and will serve as a monitor at the statehouse for the duration of the 2019 legislative session.

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