AgGateway Board of Directors, Committee Leaders Announced for 2023

2022 Press Release

AgGateway Board of Directors, Committee Leaders Announced for 2023

Arlington, VA, December 9, 2022 – The results of the 2022 elections were unveiled during the AgGateway Business Meeting at the association’s Annual Conference last month in Clearwater, FL. Individuals were selected to fill open positions within the overall Board of Directors and the Steering Committees for each of AgGateway’s three regions.

“Our volunteer Board and Steering Committees provide leadership and guidance as we work through new and existing projects, and we deeply value the time and talent they dedicate to the AgGateway mission,” says Brent Kemp, AgGateway President and CEO. “With their help, we look forward to making progress toward digital interoperability in agriculture in 2023.”

AgGateway’s Board of Directors will be chaired by Feroz Sheikh of Syngenta, who will be joined by the following recently elected members: Scott Charbo, Nutrien Ag Solutions; Jacob Crow, GROWMARK; Bernd Kalfass, Topcon; Guilherme Panes, Jacto; and Ryan Risdal, Proagrica. Returning to the board for the next term are Fritz Schuster, Lexagri SAS; Filipe Santos, John Deere; and Karen Oerter, Winfield United. Karen Thomas, Southern States Cooperative, serves AgGateway as Treasurer, and is a voting member of the board along with Brent Kemp, AgGateway President and CEO.

Serving on the regional Steering Committees are the following:


Fritz Schuster, Lexagri SAS

Jens Moeller, DKE Data

Gilles Begue, SMAG

Feroz Sheikh, Syngenta

Stewart Gore, Frontier Agriculture Ltd.

Klaus-Herbert Rolf, 365FarmNet

Bernhard Schmitz, AGCO

Connie Graumans, AgGateway Europe Regional Director


Guilherme Panes, Jacto

José Tonon, CYGNI

Érico Destro, Nutrien

Flavio Barros, Proagrica

José Alexandre Loyola, AgGateway Latin America Regional Director


Mike Carrabine, International Raw Materials (IRM)

Ann Vande Lune*, Key Cooperative

Dan Willey*, Wilbur Ellis

Joe Gifford*, Syngenta

Dennis Daggett, Enterprise Ag Strategies

Dan DiMicco, BASF

Stephanie Frazier, Corteva

Philip Kubesh, Vita Plus

Mike Kuhn, Nutrien Ag Solutions

Scott Nieman, Land O'Lakes

Jeremy Wilson, AgGateway North American Regional Director

*New Terms starting in 2023


AgGateway is a global, non-profit organization that develops the resources and relationships driving digital connectivity in global agriculture and related industries.