WE ARE INDEPENDENT

 <center>Michael Cooper</center>

Michael Cooper

Executive Director, CEO
Board Member

Michael’s passion is agricultural land preservation and his expertise is making something from nothing. As the fearless leader, Michael has led successful teams developing capital projects and profitable operations for agricultural processing, ethanol, biodiesel, bioenergy, and major oil storage facilities. Michael’s experience helps position IB&M for sustainable growth and profitability.

<center> Hal Reed</center>

Hal Reed

Director of Development
Board Chair

Hal was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of The Andersons, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANDE). Hal began his career with The Andersons in 1980 holding various positions within the grain and agriculture groups. Before being named Vice President and General Manager of the Grain Division in 1999 and President of the Grain & Ethanol Group in 2005, Hal served as Chairman of the National Grain & Feed Association (NGFA).

<center>Mark Schauer</center>

Mark Schauer

Director of Corporate Affairs
Board Member

A former U.S. Representative, Mark was elected Battle Creek City Commissioner, State Representative, and State Senator, rising to the post of Senate Democratic Leader. As a member of the historic 111th Congress from 2009-2011 representing Michigan’s 7th District. In 2014, Mark was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Michigan.

<center>Robert Swain</center>

Robert Swain

Director of Finance and Project Management
Board Member

After a career in commercial banking including 16 years of experience in agricultural
finance, serving as Director of Economic Development in Agriculture for the State of
Indiana, and 10 years of entrepreneurial experience, Rob has helped successfully finance and develop renewable energy, farm real estate and livestock management projects.

<center>Scott Shander</center>

Scott Shander

Director of Analytics and Risk Management
Board Member

Scott is a certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP) with expertise in market risk management. He has over seven years of experience providing technical insight in various roles managing commodity and currency risks in numerous large consumer packaged goods corporations.

<center>Andrea Day</center>

Andrea Day

Director of Branding and Marketing
Board Secretary

Andrea is a strategic marketing, merchandising, and branding professional with over ten years of experience in the food, beverage and healthcare industries. She has worked within major food and beverage companies leading creation and execution of national merchandising programs, launching new and re-launching existing brands, advertising and media sales, along with establishing annual marketing plans.