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Schad is new CEO of Missouri Corn

Schad 6772 V2Bradley SchadFor the first time in nearly 35 years, a new chief executive officer is at the helm of the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC).

Bradley Schad of Versailles, Mo., assumed his role as the organizations' CEO and executive director on March 15. He succeeds Gary Marshall, who retired after leading the state’s corn industry since the mid-1980s. Schad had been serving as senior director of market development and grower engagement for Missouri Corn. In his new position, Schad will be responsible for managing the day-to-day and long-range approach of MCMC and MCGA, working in cooperation with the board, staff and industry stakeholders.

“This was not an easy decision, nor one that was made lightly,” said MCGA Presi­dent Jay Fischer of Jefferson City. “After an extensive and thorough national search, it was unanimous Bradley has the heart and drive to continue Missouri Corn’s proud leg­acy. We firmly believe he has the deep industry experience and strong commitment to take our organization into the next chapter.”

Schad started with Missouri Corn in 2008, managing programs focused on ethanol and other market opportunities. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of Missouri, where he received a bachelor of science in agriculture systems management and minor in agricultural economics.

“It has been a great privilege to be part of such a phenomenal organization through­out my career,” Schad said. “I’m honored to continue the long tradition of success and look forward to working to move the industry forward.”

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