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Dr. Brian Love, Chair
Corn Silage Breeder, Land O' Lakes

John A. Batcha, Founder, Seed Programs International
Retired, Asgrow Seed Company

Tamiko Gaines, MA, MBA, First Vice Chair
University of Florida (UF) Agricultural Education and Communication PhD Student
UF Graduate Teaching Assistant in Leadership
Graduate Research Assistant at the UF | IFAS Center for Leadership

Timothy J. Batcha, Treasurer
CFO, Standard Holding Corporation
Certified Management Accountant

Sharon Hanson, Secretary
Manager, Seed Quality and Technical Support Services
Retired, Registered Seed Technologist

Jim Schweigert, Immediate Past Chair
President, Gro Alliance, LLC

Jack Bernens
JTB Ventures, Inc.
Retired, Head, Enogen Business at Syngenta

Karl Fiander, President of SPI Canada
Retired, Pickseed Canada

Dr. Jill Fromewick
Executive Director, Sparrow Research Group

Maina Kiai

June Lavelle
Owner and Chief Consultant, Lavelle & Associates, Inc.

Hiwot Menbere
Good to Grow Inc. Founder/ President

Don Wertman
Retired, Chief Operating Officer, Seedway



Gary Kushner
Hogan Lovells US LLP. Legal Counsel, American Seed Trade Association.