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 became the Director of Finance and Human Resources in August 2021.  Rob is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  Before joining Kansas Wheat Rob...

  • 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 December 2021 graduate of the Kansas State University college of agriculture with a Bachelor of Science in agricultural communications and...

  • 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 in Manhattan since July 2006. He currently holds the title of Vice President of Research and Operations. His responsibilities include managing the research...

  • Mary Marsh

    Communications Assistant

    Mary Marsh has been with Kansas Wheat Commission since January 2022. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism, Natural Resources and...

  • 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 Fresno State University, Fresno, California. She previously...