Iowa Biodiesel Board Elects Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Biodiesel Board elected leadership during this week’s annual meeting in Des Moines.

Tom Brooks, general manager of biodiesel producer Western Dubuque Biodiesel in Farley, Iowa, was re-elected to lead the organization for the next year. Doug Lenhart, vice president of procurement and logistics at Iowa-headquartered Renewable Energy Group (REG) was elected secretary. He replaces Dawn Carlson, Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa. She remains on the board as a director.

The full slate of officers for the organization is:
• Chair: Tom Brooks, Western Dubuque Biodiesel (re-elected)
• Vice Chair: Brad Wilson, Western Iowa Energy (re-elected)
• Treasurer: Reed Herzig, Monsanto (newly elected)
• Secretary: Doug Lenhart, REG

The board also elected Dave Walton, a soybean farmer from Wilton, Iowa, serve on the board, replacing Ron Heck as the Iowa Soybean Association representative.

Biodiesel, Soybeans