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Master of Agribusiness

Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Spotlight is a special feature in our Syllabus Newsletter. The column is written by MAB alumni and focuses on a different alumnus in each issue. The Spotlight is a great way to get to know some of our alumni and learn about their experiences.

Miguel Marcano, Class of 2008, Enterprise Sourcing - Director of Commodities, Ingredients and Private Brands, Kroger, Mason, Ohio

Jennifer McDonald, Class of 2016, CEO and Head Winemaker, Jenny Dawn Cellars, Wichita, Kansas

Nanci Daesch, Class of 2013, Risk Management Business Partner, Bayer Crop Science, St. Louis, Missouri

Dave Rock, Class of 2003, MAB Advisory Board Member, Retired, Region Operations Manager, John Deere Company, and Terry Garvert, MAB Advisory Board Member, Retired, Grain and Oilseed Supply Chain NA, Cargill, Inc., team up for Tractors for Africa.

Mike & Jarah Hauger, Class of 2014, Senior Marketing Representative and Public Affairs, John Deere, Olathe, Kansas

Christy Pepple Ball, Class of 2012, Skills and Talent Development Analyst, Ardent Mills, Ogden, Utah

Andy Montgomery, Class of 2015, Director of Product Management, AgReliant Genetics, LLC, Brazil, Indiana

Katlin Hall, Class of 2012, U.S. Supply Chain Planning Manager, Cargill Feed and Nutrition, Kansas City, Missouri

Teresa Zube, Class of 2011, Business Development Coordinator, Sustainable Swine Resources, Kiel, Wisconsin

Clair Doan, Class of 2009, Associate Vice President Agriculture, Ontario, National Bank of Canada, London, Ontario, Canada

Shadel Nyack Compton, Class of 2007, Managing Director, Belmont Group of Companies, Belmont Estate, St. Patrick, Grenada, West Indies

Ted Monson, Class of 2002, Communications Director, Congressman Mike Conaway and House Committee on Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Todd Marsh, Class of 2004, Owner/Operator, Marsh Land and Livestock, Inc., Reserve, Montana

Juan Garza Quiroga, Class of 2010, Meat Division Sub-Director for Procurement, H-E-B Supermercados Int., Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Dana Brooks, Class of 2013, Director of Government Affairs, Elanco Animal Health, Washington, D.C. and Brandon Garrett, Class of 2013, Regional Business Development Manager - Cattle/Equine Division, Zoetis, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Timothy Loh, Class of 2003, Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Soybean Export Council, Singapore

Keith Harris, Class of 2006, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Walter von Muhlen Filho, Class of 2005, Wheat Trader, Trimil Grain Market, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Earl Biggers, Jr., Class of 2009, Manager, Price Risk Management, Dairy Farmers of America, Kansas City, Missouri

Sarah Childress, Class of 2008, Marketing Specialist, USDA, GIPSA, Packers & Stockyard Program, Aurora, Colorado

Carlos Piana, Class of 2001, Head of Procurement, Universal Sweet Industries, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Dave Mace, Class of 2005, Owner/Brand Strategist, Maverick Creative Group, Wichita, Kansas

Melissa Frick, Class of 2006, Senior Project Leader, Bimbo Bakeries USA, and Audra Geiger, Class of 2011, Plant Quality Enabler, Frito-Lay, Topeka, Kansas

Bill Davis, Class of 2010, Senior V.P. & Chief Credit Officer, Farm Credit Services of America, Omaha, Nebraska

Cristina Mansfield, Class of 2004, International Development Consultant, Manchester Center, Vermont

Randy Dalinghaus, Class of 2003, Vice President Fresh Pork Operations, Farmland Foods, Kansas City, Missouri

Mike Frame, Class of 2004, Refined Fuels and Lubricants Sales Director, West Region, CHS Inc., Spokane, Washington

Max Irsik, Class of 2002, Assistant Professor & Extension/Beef Cattle, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Kim Rameker Hurst, Class of 2006, Manager Commodity Procurement and Risk Management, Ralcorp Holdings, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri

Chris Carey, Class of 2007, Plant Manager, OkTex Baking, Marietta, Oklahoma

Kate Duke, Class of 2008, CRM Project Manager/Trainer, Farm Credit of the Virginias, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Ray Hammarlund, Class of 2001, Director of Energy Programs, Kansas Corporation Commission, Topeka, Kansas

Zach Gaines, Class of 2006, Brewhouse Manager, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Los Angeles, California

Essien Ita, Class of 2003, Energy Broker, Wellpoint Energy, Austin, Texas

Eliana Cobos, Class of 2003, Director of Marketing & Sales, Finance for Everyone, Copenhagen, Denmark

Michelle Evosovich, Class of 2006, Team Leader - Aseptic Packaging Department, Pacific Foods, Tualatin, Oregon

Laura Roessler, Class of 2003, Sr. Lending Officer, Capital Markets, FCS Financial, St. Louis, Missouri

Dave Rock, Class of 2003, Manager, Dealer Strategy, John Deere Company, Lenexa, Kansas

Leah Suellentrop, Class of 2002, Export Manager, Hoogwegt US, Inc., Libertyville, Illinois

Rich Porter, Class of 2000, Owner/Manager, Porter Farms, Reading, Kansas

Lautaro Perez, Class of 2002, Marketing & Innovation, International Markets, Frigorífico Colonia, Montevideo, Uruguay