AgriNovus Indiana adds AgTech executive, venture capitalist to its Board of Directors

2021-04-05T16:43:56-04:00September 3, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS, (Sept. 3, 2020) — AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative to fuel growth in Indiana’s agbioscience economy, announced today the addition of two new members to its board of directors. The board unanimously approved the appointment of Aaron Gillum, senior vice president of 50 South Capital, and Kay Kuenker, chief executive officer of Advanced Agrilytics, to the board, bringing decades of leadership to the organization. “Kay and Aaron are incredible leaders who share a passion for accelerating Indiana’s growth and making a positive impact on the future of agbiosciences,” said Mitch Frazier, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana. “Aaron brings tremendous strength in venture capital, and Kay’s return to the board leading a high growth agtech company provides a powerful addition to our efforts to fuel agbioscience growth.” Kuenker, who was named chief executive of Advanced Agrilytics in March, previously served [...]

AgriNovus Indiana adds to Board of Directors

2021-04-05T16:43:56-04:00February 11, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 11, 2020) — AgriNovus Indiana, the state’s initiative to promote and accelerate the growth of the agbioscience sector, has added three new members to its board of directors: Mark “Doc” Holt, president, First Farmers Bank & Trust Courtney Kingery, CEO, Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council Daniel Padrão, COO, Solinftec “These new additions to the AgriNovus Board of Directors continue to highlight the reach and expanse of the Indiana agbioscience sector,” said Beth Bechdol, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana. “As AgriNovus prepares for a transition to its next CEO, having these organizations and their leaders come forward and support the agbioscience community demonstrates the deep commitment we have from our stakeholders.” Mark “Doc” Holt is president for First Farmers Bank & Trust and serves as a director of both First Farmers Financial Corp. and First [...]

AgriNovus Indiana adds to Board of Directors, Innovation Council and names Executive Committee Leadership

2021-04-05T16:43:56-04:00March 27, 2019|

INDIANAPOLIS (March 27, 2019) — AgriNovus Indiana, the state’s initiative to promote and accelerate the growth of the agbioscience sector, has added two new members to its board of directors: Gene Miles, president and CEO, First Farmers Bank & Trust Melissa Proffitt, partner-in-charge of client relations and chairs the Food and Agribusiness Group and Energy Group, Ice Miller LLP “These new additions to the AgriNovus Board of Directors continue to highlight the reach and expanse of the Indiana agbioscience sector,” said Beth Bechdol, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana. “A premier community bank specializing in agricultural lending in the Midwest and a full-service national law firm with robust start-up, intellectual property and economic development practices for food and agricultural clients illustrate the next level of support for the agbiosciences.” Gene Miles is president and CEO for First Farmers Bank & [...]

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