Jeff Stroburg has served as president and chief executive officer at Southern States since May 2015. Prior to joining Southern States, Stroburg served as president and CEO of West Central Cooperative for 16 years. In that role, he led the spinoff of the company’s biodiesel business to form the Renewable Energy Group and assumed the role of chief executive officer and chairman of the board. He still currently remains the board chairman. From 1998 to 1999, he served as vice president and chief operating officer of the Eastern Ag Region of Land O’ Lakes Cooperative and as the president and chief executive officer of Countrymark Cooperative from 1997 to 1998. Prior to that, he held the position of president and chief executive officer of Hamilton Farm Bureau Cooperative for ten years. Jeff received a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University.