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National Biodiesel Board Members Elect Governing Board

Nov 20, 2014
Board Welcomes Two New Members, Five Returning Leaders


Contact: Kaleb Little/NBB

ST LOUIS, MO – National Biodiesel Board members selected their trade association leadership this week, electing five returning governing board members and two new members to serve in leadership roles.

“Biodiesel has faced many challenges but with strong leadership from among all sectors of the industry we are in a position as an organization to face those challenges head on,” said NBB CEO Joe Jobe. “This industry has produced more than a billion gallons of advanced biofuels each of the last three years and will continue to grow into the future under the direction of the board.”

Officers elected to lead the board are:

  • Steven J. Levy, chairman, Sprague Operating Resources
  • Ron Marr, vice chair, Minnesota Soybean Processors
  • Mike Cunningham, treasurer, American Soybean Association
  • Greg Anderson, secretary, Nebraska Soybean Board

NBB members also voted to fill seven board member spots. Members elected to the Governing Board included officers Steven J. Levy, Greg Anderson, and Mike Cunningham along with:

  • Jennifer Case, New Leaf Biofuel
  • Tim Keaveney, HERO BX
  • Robert Morton, Newport Biodiesel
  • Ben Wootton, World Energy

Ron Marr, Gary Haer, Todd Ellis, Kent Engelbrecht, Ed Hegland, Bob Metz, Robert Stobaugh, and Ed Ulch also continue to serve on the Governing Board.

During the annual fall membership meeting NBB members discussed a number of important topics including the current state of federal policies impacting the industry, held meetings of standing committees, and began the annual program planning process.

The NBB governing board also recognized a handful of outstanding members for their involvement in the industry. Those recognized included Wayne Presby, White Mountain Biodiesel; Robert Morton, Newport Biodiesel; Thomas Brooks, Western Dubuque Biodiesel; Grant Kimberley, Iowa Biodiesel Board; Cliff Smith, Mid-America Biofuels; Gene Griffith, Patriot Fuels Biodiesel; and Julia Robbins, New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association.

Based in Jefferson City, Mo., the National Biodiesel Board is dedicated to supporting the commercial biodiesel industry. Its membership is comprised of biodiesel producers, state, national, and international feedstock and processor organizations; fuel marketers and distributors; and technology providers.

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