Comark Equity Alliance Names Keller CEO
Comark Equity Alliance, LLC (CEA), one of the largest federally licensed grain companies in the United States, is proud to announce Scott Keller as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 24.
Keller began his career in 2009 with ADM’s Kansas City office as a Grain Merchandiser for Oklahoma, Texas, and southwest Kansas. During that time, he was instrumental in starting a co-products shed in Optima, OK. In 2013 he was moved to Regional Commercial Manager in Enid, OK, overseeing merchandising efforts in four states, three flour mills, a grain terminal, and the supervision of around 60 employees.
Scott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and management from Kansas State University. He also completed the ADM Commercial Trainee program. He and his wife Lindsay have three children.
CEA Board Chairman Travis Neal expressed the Board’s support of Keller’s hire. “We are at a critical moment, and we need renewed leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. Scott has outstanding management and merchandising skills with a proven track record of execution. He is a strong communicator who is customer-focused with deep leadership capabilities.”
Keller expressed his excitement and honor to lead CEA, saying “I am honored to be the chief executive officer for Comark Equity Alliance. In my 14 years in the grain industry, I have developed a deep passion for the agricultural community and the people who feed the world. I believe CEA is vital for the continued success of the agriculture community and is a driving force in the Midwest economy. I look forward to leading the CEA team and helping them provide undeniable value to their customers.”