"The men and women who serve on the AFA Board of Directors have led this organization to thrive over the past 17 years," said Sandy Kemper, chairman of the board. "We are honored to have Bob and Leticia's wisdom and experience to help guide AFA's future."
Timmons serves as director of marketing for the United States and Canada agriculture and turf division of John Deere Company. Timmons has a long history with John Deere, starting as a marketing trainee in 1997. His current responsibilities include market tactics, activities and programs for agriculture, turf and utility products and parts, services and attachments. He studied business administration at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Goncalves is vice president of U.S. commercial operations for Monsanto Company. She joined Monsanto in 1997 and has held several U.S. and international management positions. Currently, she is responsible for branded sales of DEKALB, Asgrow, Deltapine and Channel, as well as regional businesses, strategic accounts, licensing, crop protection, supply chain and distribution. She studied chemical engineering with a specialization in business administration at the Universidade de Sao Paulo in Brazil and earned a master's degree in executive business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
Both Monsanto and John Deere are valued AFA partners, fueling AFA's vision and mission and investing in the next generation of agriculture leaders.
Five current directors were elected to serve an additional three year term during the June meeting: Dan Dye, Horizon Milling, Cargill; Stan Howell, Dow AgroSciences; Sandy Kemper, the Collector's Fund; Greg Krissek, ICM, Inc.; and Tom Traub, CHS, Inc. For a complete list of the AFA Board of Directors, please visit www.agfuture.org/board.