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Negil McPherson Jr.

Chief People Officer

Negil McPherson Jr. joined the Green Plains team as Chief People Officer in June of 2021, responsible for leading human resources strategy, talent management, compensation and benefits, and organizational development. He also leads the company’s culture transformation to Green Plains 2.0.

Mr. McPherson has more than 28 years of valuable experience in organizational HR. From 1999 to 2021, he was a leader on the Learning & Organizational Development and Project Management Office teams at HDR. There, he polished his skills in human resources, performance management, leadership and organizational development, change management, team development, problem-solving analysis, and diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. He also served as a professional consultant to clients. Prior to HDR, Mr. McPherson was an educator and administrator with Omaha Public Schools from 1992 to 1999.

Mr. McPherson holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and an M.B.A., both from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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