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

Eamonn Byrne, Plymouth Energy, LLC


Daryl Haack, Little Sioux Corn Processors


Devin Mogler, Green Plains


Rick Schwarck, Absolute Energy 

Tom Brooks, Western Dubuque Biodiesel, LLC


Board Members

Chris Riley, ADM
Pat Edmonds, Big River Resources
Brad Davis, Corn, LP
Jerry Calease, Golden Grain Energy
Mathew Driscoll, Homeland Energy Solutions
Bill Couser, Lincolnway Energy
James Broghammer, Pine Lake Corn Processors
Al Giese, Quad County Corn Processors
Bob Van Gelder, Siouxland Energy Cooperative
Mike Jerke, Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy
Brad Wilson, Western Iowa Energy

IRFA Staff

Monte Shaw, Executive Director,
Lucy Norton, Managing Director,
Cassidy Walter, Communications Director, 
Nathan Hohnstein, Policy Director,