The Management Team of Green Plains has over 120-years of diversified business experience. Each member is committed to building long-term shareholder value.
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Todd Becker has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2009 and was appointed as a director in March 2009. Mr. Becker served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer from October 2008 to December 2008.
Chief Financial Officer
John Neppl has served as Chief Financial Officer since Sept. 2017. Mr. Neppl most recently served as chief financial officer of The Gavillon Group, LLC, an agriculture and energy commodities management firm with an extensive global footprint. Mr. Neppl held senior financial management positions at
Chief Operating Officer and President, Green Plains Ethanol
Jeff Briggs assumed the role of President, Green Plains Ethanol in January of 2018, responsible for the ethanol platform's operations and strategy. Mr. Briggs has also served as Chief Operating Officer since November 2009. Mr. Briggs served as a consultant to us from July 2009 to November 2009.
Executive Vice President – Commercial Operations
Walter Cronin became the Company’s Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations in August 2015. Before that, he joined Green Plains Asset Management LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Green Plains, as Chief Investment Officer in November 2011. Mr.
Executive Vice President - Human Resources
MARK HUDAK was named Executive Vice President – Human Resources in November 2013 after joining the Company in January 2013 as its Vice President – Human Resources. Mr. Hudak has extensive experience in human resource management, organizational development, employee relations, employee benefits and
Executive Vice President - Commodity Finance
Paul Kolomaya was named Executive Vice President – Commodity Finance in February 2012 after joining the Company in August 2008 as its Vice President – Commodity Finance. Prior to joining Green Plains, Mr. Kolomaya was employed by ConAgra Foods, Inc. from March 1997 to August 2008 in a variety of
Chief Legal and Administration Officer
Michelle Mapes assumed the role of Chief Legal and Administration officer in January of 2018, responsible for all legal affairs, compliance and regulatory matters, board liaison and corporate secretary duties, insurance, government relations, organizational development and strategic
Chief Development Officer
Patrich Simpkins has served as Chief Development Officer since October 2014, also previously serving as Chief Risk Officer from October 2014 through August 2016. Prior to joining Green Plains in May 2012 as Executive Vice President – Finance and Treasurer, Mr. Simpkins was Managing Partner of GPS
Executive Vice President of Risk Management
Tony Vojslavek became the Company’s Executive Vice President of Risk Management in August 2016. Before that, he served as Chief Risk Officer for Gavilon. Mr. Vojslavek holds an MBA from Creighton University and received his BS in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.