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


Devin Mogler, Green Plains

Vice President

Al Giese, Quad County Corn Processors


Brad Wilson, Western Iowa Energy


Chris Boshart, Corn, LP

Past President 

Mike Jerke, Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy

At-Large Executive Committee Members 

Paul Nees, Renewable Energy Group
Rick Schwarck, Absolute Energy

Board Members

Chris Riley, ADM
David Zimmerman, Big River Resources
Nick Bowdish, Elite Octane
Jerry Calease, Golden Grain Energy
Telly Papasimakis, Homeland Energy Solutions
Eamonn Byrne, Lakeview Plymouth Energy, LLC
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,