Management Team

Our Management Team at Aurora Cooperative are responsible for implementing the business strategy laid out by Executive Leadership team. Our Management Team leads our core divisions including all team functions that support the cooperative and our farmers.

Management Team

Our Management Team at Aurora Cooperative are responsible for implementing the business strategy laid out by Executive Leadership team. Our Management Team leads our core divisions including all team functions that support the cooperative and our farmers.

Jason Throener

Vice President of Agronomy Sales & Operations

Tyler Kester

Vice President of Grain & Animal Nutrition

Bill Gowen

Vice President of Energy

Kent Thompson

Vice President of Branded Seed Strategy & Licensing

Adam Neville

Aurora Ethanol Plant Manager

Dawn Caldwell

Head of Governmental Affairs

Jay Oswald

Director of Rolling Stock & Project Management

Don Engel

Director of Project Management & Operations

Clarence Vernon

Director of Agronomy Sales & Operations

C.J. Rust

Director of Agronomy Sales & Operations

Sara May

Director of Agronomy Sales Administration

Alan Perry

Director of Branded Seed Sales

Bill Hunter III

Director of Branded Seed Operations

Brad Moody

Director of Seed Production & Genetic Sourcing

Dan Karr

Director of Crop Nutrients

Brandon Hamer

Director of Precision Crop Management

Todd Bellis

Director of Grain Service

Phil Smith

Director of Petroleum Procurement & Lubricants

Chris Holliday

Director of Information Technology & Support

Shane Kluck

Director of Safety & Risk Management