Steve Elmore is director of global market intelligence and chief agricultural economist at DuPont Pioneer. He joined Pioneer in January of 1998 as market economist. Since that time, his role has expanded within DuPont and he serves as the agricultural economist for DuPont and was named to his current position in June 2012. Prior to joining Pioneer, Steve worked as the U.S. agriculture market and policy analyst for the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) in the economics department at Iowa State University.
Ken Burgess is the current Chairman of the American Bankers Association. He is the chairman of First Capital Bank of Texas in Midland, TX, which has over $1 billion in assets. He previously served as chairman of ABA’s Community Bankers Council and as chairman of the advisory board of the Corporation for American Banking, LLC, an ABA subsidiary. He is a past chairman of the Texas Bankers Association, the Midland Chamber of Commerce, the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, the Texas Bankers Association Service Company and the RAWLS College of Business Advisory Board at Texas Tech University.
Joseph M. Otting was sworn in as the 31st Comptroller of the Currency on November 27, 2017. Prior to becoming Comptroller of the Currency, Mr. Otting was an executive in the banking industry. He served as president of CIT Bank and co-president of CIT Group from August 2015 to December 2015. Mr. Otting previously was president, CEO, and a member of the Board of Directors of OneWest Bank, N.A. Prior to joining OneWest Bank, he served as vice chairman of U.S. Bancorp, where he managed the Commercial Banking Group and served on the Bancorp’s executive management committee. Mr. Otting holds a bachelor of arts in management from the University of Northern Iowa and is a graduate of the School of Credit and Financial Management, which was held at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Mr. Otting is from Maquoketa.
Mark Scharenbroich has built his professional public speaking career by working in both business and education, discovering how some of the best organizations and leaders create a culture that encourages people to perform at a higher level. While in college, Scharenbroich wrote, directed, and performed in a comedy troupe called Mom’s Apple Pie. The group performed together throughout the Midwest in the ’70s, and when it disbanded, Scharenbroich went solo and combined his comedy training with motivational speaking. He is the author of Nice Bike: Making Connections That Move People, based on his “Nice Bike principle,” which is about acknowledging, honoring, and making connections.
Chad Greenway is a former NFL player for the Minnesota Vikings. Today, he works with his Lead the Way Foundation that he founded while playing football. The foundation gives back to children and families in Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa. Greenway grew up on a family farm in South Dakota where he learned the value of a hard day’s work. He then went on to star in four sports at Mount Vernon High School. Greenway attended college at the University of Iowa, where he was a two-time All-American for the Hawkeyes, graduating with a degree in communication studies. Post college, Greenway was drafted seventeenth overall by the Minnesota Vikings, where he would go on to play for 11 years. Greenway has been married to his college sweetheart Jennifer for 11 years and the couple has four daughters.