Board of Directors

Richard Duty
President
Trinidad Benham Corp.
Denver, Colorado
rduty@TrinidadBenham.com

Judd Keller
Vice President
Past President 2008-2011
Kelley Bean Co.
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
jkeller@kelleybean.com

Mike Byrne
Secretary/Treasurer
Past President 2012
Russell E. Womack, Inc.
Lubbock, Texas
m.byrne@casserolebean.com

Stacey Masters
21st Century Bean Processing, LLC
Sharon Springs, KS
stacey@21stcenturybean.com

Zach Preator
Preator Bean Co.
Burlington, Wyoming
zachpreator@hotmail.com

 

Bobby Redwine
Texas Best Bean & Seed, Inc.
Olton,TX
texasbestbean@hotmail.com

U.S. Dry Bean Council Representatives
Delegate – Lynn Preator, Preator Bean Company
Alternate – Mark Thompson, New Alliance

US Dry Bean Convention Representative
Dick Simpson

Executive Director
Vickie Root
admin@rockymountainbean.org

 

Past Presidents

1916 T. D. Phelps
1917 G. G. Willson
1918 J. A. McSwigan
1919 L. M. Hunt
1920 Mortimer Simons
1921 Robert Fletcher
1922-25 C. E. Williams
1926 G.E. Ady
1927 Fred W Simpson
1928 W. G. Shedron
1929 Glen H. Riley
1930-31 M. C. Dolan
1932 G. G. Wilson
1933 H. W. Young
1934 L. W. VanVleet
1935 G. E. Ady
1936 Fred W. Simpson
1937 L. J. Flood
1938 Chester B. Brown
1939 J. W. Jackson
1940 W. G. Shedron
1941 Fred W. Simpson

1942 C. G. Willson
1943 R. L. Kelley
1944-45 J. W. Jackson
1946 F. E. Hockingsmith
1947 T. J. Halter
1948 Fred Simpson Jr.
1949 C. J. McConnell
1950 R. R. Willson
1951 B. J. Brown
1952 F. Regis Daily
1953 M. C. Rodney
1954 Wayne Van Vleet
1955 F. Regis Daily
1956-57 M. C. Rodney
1958 William D. Prusse
1959 F. Regis Daily
1960-61 Wayne Snyder
1962-63 Bill C. Horton
1964 James Mathews
1965 Ralph Farr
1966-68 M. C. Rodney
1969-70 Robert L. Wilcox

1971 Don G. Rundall
1972 Larry F. Mertes
1973-75 Gary L. Kelley
1976-77 Clifford Peterson
1978-80 Richard Bornmann
1981-82 Deane Eagelston
1983 Jim Fitzgerald
1983-84 Bill Guth
1985-86 Randy Gormley
1987-88 Robert L. Kelley, Jr.
1989-90 Galen Diehl
1991-92 Randy Mathews
1993-94 Stephen Snyder
1995 Larry Cotham
1996-00 Ed Anderson
2001-03 Kevin L. Kelley
2004-06 Lynn Preator
2007 Dick Simpson
2008-11 Judd Keller
2012 Mike Byrne
2013-14 Mark Thompson
2015-16 Richard Duty

Committees

BY-LAWS 
Mark Thompson – Chair
New Alliance
(308) 762-8014

Mike Byrne • Judd Keller • Sam Peck

GRADES
Richard Duty – Chair
Trinidad Benham Corp.
(303) 220-1400

Larry Lande • Chad Nickels • Judd Keller • Lynn Preator

NOMINATING
Kevin L. Kelley – Chair
Kelley Bean Co.
(308) 635-6438

Lynn Preator • Dick Simpson • Larry Lande • Mark Thompson

WEBSITE
Courtney Schuler – Chair
Trinidad Benham Corp.
(308) 225-1775

BUDGET
Mike Byrne – Chair
Russell E. Womack, Inc.
(806) 747-2581

Richard Duty • Mark Thompson

LEGISLATIVE/SAFETY/SANITATION
Lynn Preator – Chair
Preator Bean Co.
(307) 762-3310

Sara Klemer • Joe Puglia • David Prusse

PROGRAM (CONVENTION)
Dick Simpson – Chair
Centennial Commodities, Inc.
(303) 840-0644

Mike Byrne • Richard Duty • Judd Keller

Dick Simpson, U.S. Dry Bean Convention Representative

CROP REPORTING
Judd Keller – Chair
Kelley Bean Co.
(308) 635-6438

Joel Parriera • Zach Preator • Bobby Redwine • Rod Tanner • Thor Lindshield • Courtney Schuler

MEMBERSHIP
Chad Nickels – Chair
C.K. Nickels, Inc.
(806) 272-7500

Sara Klemer • Max Hinrichs • Zach Preator • Stacey Masters

TRANSPORTATION
Charlie Witmer – Chair
Kelley Bean Co.
(308) 635-6438

Juan Carrizales • Steve DiPasquale • Bob Allan