Legal Council


Committee Chairman: Simon Buckner, Corporate Counsel, Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO
NGFA Staff Liaison: Charlie Delacruz and Lacy Holleman

This group provides input and strategies on broad legal issues affecting NGFA-member companies, and provides a forum for corporate legal experts to learn about cutting-edge legal developments affecting the industry, and to develop appropriate legal strategies on significant issues of industrywide importance.

NameTitleOrganizationLocation
Megan BelcherSenior Vice President & General CounselScoularOmaha, NE
J. Michael BowmanVice President, General Counsel & Compliance OfficerZen-Noh Grain Corp.Covington, LA
Chip BucknerLegal DepartmentBartlett Grain Company L.P.Kansas City, MO
Pariss Coleman, IISenior CounselThe Andersons Inc.Maumee, OH
Bill Crutcher, Esq.Senior Associate CounselGeneral Mills Inc.Minneapolis, MN
Herbert D. Frerichs, Jr.General Counsel & Government RelationsPerdue AgriBusiness LLCSalisbury, MD
Neil GrealyChief Legal OfficerLouis Dreyfus CompanyWilton, CT
Dan HallDeputy General CounselGROWMARK Inc.Bloomington, IL
Jared HillSenior Director, Government & Industry AffairsBunge North America Inc.Washington, DC
Rebecca JonesChief Counsel Ag Services & OilseedsArcher Daniels Midland CompanyChicago, IL
Courtney KahleStaff AttorneyGROWMARK Inc.Bloomington, IL
Jay KroeseSenior AttorneyCargill IncorporatedMinneapolis, MN
Todd LaffertyCo-Chief Executive OfficerWheeler Brothers Grain Co.Watonga, OK
Eric LarsonSenior Legal CounselCHSInver Grove Heights, MN
Michelle MapesEVP, General Counsel & Corporatie SecretaryGreen Plains Inc.Omaha, NE
David MasonGeneral CounselZeeland Farm ServicesZeeland, MI
Jonathan H. SandozVP, Secretary & General CounselCGB Enterprises Inc.Covington, LA
Rozan SimoniGeneral Counsel - North AmericaCOFCO International Grains US LLCChicago, IL
Mike TraxingerCorporate AttorneyAgtegra CooperativeAberdeen, SD