IRFA Staff and Board Members

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association was formed in 2002 to represent the state’s biodiesel and ethanol producers. The trade group fosters the development and growth of the renewable fuels industry in Iowa through legislative and regulatory efforts, education and promotion, and infrastructure development.

Board of Directors



Derek Winkel, Renewable Energy Group

Vice President

Mike Jerke, Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy


Devin Mogler, Green Plains


Al Giese, Quad County Corn Processors

Past President 

Eamonn Byrne, Lakeview Plymouth Energy, LLC


Rick Schwarck, Absolute Energy 

Brad Wilson, Western Iowa Energy

Board Members

Chris Riley, ADM
Pat Edmonds, Big River Resources
Chris Boshart, Corn, LP
Jerry Calease, Golden Grain Energy
Mathew Driscoll, Homeland Energy Solutions
Bill Couser, Lincolnway Energy
Daryl Haack, Little Sioux Corn Processors 
James Broghammer, Pine Lake Corn Processors
Bob Van Gelder, Siouxland Energy Cooperative
Tom Brooks, Western Dubuque Biodiesel, LLC

IRFA Staff

Monte Shaw, Executive Director,
Lisa Coffelt, Marketing Director,
Cassidy Walter, Communications Director, 
Nathan Hohnstein, Policy Director,