Kansas Wheat Staff

  • Justin Gilpin

    Chief Executive Officer

    Justin Gilpin became Kansas Wheat CEO September 1, 2009. Gilpin is a graduate of Kansas State University’s Milling Science program within the Department of Grain Science and Industry. Before joining...

  • Marsha Boswell

    Director of Communications

    Marsha Boswell, Director of Communications, coordinates and implements communications strategies for Kansas Wheat.

  • Julene DeRouchey

    Nutrition Educator Assistant

    Julene DeRouchey, Nutrition Educator Assistant for Kansas Wheat, began in 2004 as a volunteer “Speak for Wheat” spokesperson and became part-time nutritionist and National Festival of Breads baking...

  • Cindy Falk

    Nutrition Educator

    Cindy Hartwich Falk began at the Kansas Wheat Commission in 1985 as a volunteer "Speak for Wheat" spokesperson and part-time nutritionist from 1989 to 1994. Cindy is responsible for developing the...

  • Aaron Harries

    Vice President of Research and Operations

    Aaron Harries has been with Kansas Wheat since July 2006. Prior to joining Kansas Wheat he was employed by the Kansas Grain and Feed Association in Topeka for 10 years. While at KGFA, he also had...

  • Jordan Hildebrand

    Assistant Director of Communications

    Jordan is a May 2014 graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in agricultural communications and journalism. She grew up on a small crop and livestock operation outside of Stafford. While in...

  • Julie McAlpine

    Director of Finance and Human Resources

    Julie (Winsor) McAlpine joined the Kansas Wheat Commission in July 2000 as receptionist and is now director of finance and human resources. A native of Michigan, she moved to Louisville, Kentucky,...

  • Julie Owens

    Office Manager

    Julie Owens rejoined Kansas Wheat as Office Manager in October, 2005 after spending several years on staff at Kansas State University in the Department of Grain Science and in the Communications...

  • Taylor Williamson

    Director of Governmental Affairs

    Taylor Williamson joined the Kansas Wheat staff in January 2019 as the Director of Governmental Affairs. He received his bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics, Specialty in Political Science,...