Beck Ag is expanding its Board of Directors with the addition of a well-known communications veteran Hugh Whaley. Assuming an equity position in Beck Ag, Whaley has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors effective September 1.
“Beck Ag welcomes Hugh’s vast experience and expertise as an integral advisor in helping us achieve our company’s mission. What Hugh will bring to the table will perfectly complement the tremendously talented team members Beck Ag has across America.” – Stephanie Liska, president and CEO of Beck Ag
Whaley has spent the vast majority of his nearly 45-year professional career working for and with U.S. farmer-led and governmental organizations including overseeing producer communications programs for the American Soybean Association, the United Soybean Board, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, the National Pork Board, the American Lamb Board, and the USDA Rural Development mission area. He served as the inaugural general manager for the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, and was most recently the director of industry relations and communications for the National Association of Wheat Growers.
“Beck Ag is entering a period of unprecedented growth despite continuing corporate agricultural industry consolidation,” said Beck Ag Board Chairman and Founder John Finegan. “Hugh brings to our company and our board a wealth of governance expertise and an unparalleled appreciation for U.S. farmers and ranchers, and the companies and organizations that provide them products, services and technology.”