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...

  • Rob Berard

    Director of Finance and Human Resources

    Rob Berard joined the Kansas Wheat staff in August 2021.

  • Marsha Boswell

    Vice President of Communications

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

  • Shayna DeGroot

    Director of Membership and Government Affairs

    Shayna DeGroot joined Kansas Wheat in January 2022. She is a 2021 graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in agricultural communications.

  • Cindy Falk

    Nutrition Educator

    Cindy 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 annual KWC...

  • 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...

  • Cassie Smith

    Office Manager

    Cassie Smith joined Kansas Wheat as the Office Manager in November 2021. She received her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business from California State University, Fresno, California. She...