IRFA Staff and Board of Directors

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association was formed in 2002 to represent the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry. 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


Mike Jerke, Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy

Vice President

Devin Mogler, Green Plains


Al Giese, Quad County Corn Processors


Brad Wilson, Western Iowa Energy

Past President 

Derek Winkel, Renewable Energy Group

At-Large Executive Committee Members 

Rick Schwarck, Absolute Energy
Mathew Driscoll, Homeland Energy Solutions
Eamonn Byrne, Lakeview Plymouth Energy, LLC

Board Members

Chris Riley, ADM
Pat Edmonds, Big River Resources
Chris Boshart, Corn, LP
Nick Bowdish, Elite Octane
Jerry Calease, Golden Grain Energy
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,