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GEAPS' board of directors intends to complete final interviews in early November with the new director coming on board early in the winter season.
Chris Blair, chairman of GEAPS board of directors, is leading the search internally.
“We couldn’t be more excited to find the next person to work with and lead our great GEAPS staff and GEAPS membership" said Blair. "We all understand how important it is to find the right person for this position.
"GEAPS has held an important role for myself, and many of us, as we grow in our careers and connect with people in the industry," Blair continued. "GEAPS also helps educate members, future GEAPS members and the grain industry as a whole. This is an important role to fill. We are confident we will find that person to serve GEAPS members and industry professionals.”
The new executive director replaces Steve Records, who left GEAPS at the end of March after three and a half years. In his stead, Julia Kloehn, GEAPS’ director of operations, has been leading GEAPS. Glen Gudino, president of GEAPS Media Group (GMG), has been leading the GMG team in Illinois.