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ACE Elects 2024 Executive Committee

Sioux Falls, SD – During its first quarter meeting, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors elected its Executive Committee for 2024.
Re-elected to serve as officers on the 2024 Executive Committee are:
  • Dave SovereignPresident – Chairman of Golden Grain Energy’s Board, which oversees a locally owned 125 million-gallon-per-year (MGY) ethanol plant in Mason City, Iowa. Sovereign also serves on the Absolute Energy board, a locally owned 130 MGY ethanol producer in St. Ansgar, Iowa.
  • Troy Knecht, Vice President – South Dakota farmer, representing Redfield Energy, a 63 MGY ethanol producer in Redfield, South Dakota.
  • Ron Alverson, Secretary – Ron farms part-time with his son and serves as an expert resource on the GREET model and lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions, he represents Dakota Ethanol on the ACE Board, which owns a 100 MGY plant in Wentworth, South Dakota.
  • John Christianson, Treasurer – John is a Founding Partner and Director of Christianson PLLP, an accounting and business consulting firm for Ag and Renewable Energy, who also served on the Minnesota Biofuels Council’s Executive Committee.
  • Chris Studer, Chief Member and Public Relations Officer for East River Electric Power Cooperative, which is a founding member of ACE dating back to 1987.
Newly elected to serve on the 2024 Executive Committee is:
  • Bill Dartt, Chief Financial Officer for Cardinal Ethanol, a 138 MGY ethanol plant in Union City, Indiana.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to be nominated and elected to serve on ACE’s Executive Committee,” said Dartt. “I look forward to begin this new endeavor and to be a part of such a wonderful team.”
Chris Wilson, who served on ACE’s Executive Committee for several years, is stepping down as an officer but keeping his seat on the ACE Board. Wilson is the General Manager of Mid-Missouri Energy, a 55 MGY plant in Malta Bend, Missouri.
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