CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, has named Brian Legried to the position of vice president, Refined Fuels Sales and Energy Services.
In this new position Legried will provide strategic leadership and direction for the refined fuels sales organization focused on growing the Cenex brand. The appointment was effective Aug. 5, 2013.
“Brian brings significant leadership experience to this role, including leading and directing field-based staff and developing strong customer-focused relationships,” said Darin Hunhoff, senior vice president, CHS Refined Fuels. “He knows many of our current refined fuels cooperative customers, as a result of working relationships developed during his tenure as president of CHS Capital. Brian also brings a strong commitment to collaboration—both in the field working with customer accounts and within the CHS enterprise.”
With a career spent within the agricultural finance industry, Legried joined CHS in 2005 as president of what today is CHS Capital. Under his leadership, three lending organizations were successfully integrated into one company focused on serving commercial and producer markets, including a significant segment of CHS customers. Prior to joining CHS, he held a number of senior leadership positions within the Farm Credit System, including senior vice president of sales and marketing, senior vice president of the LeasExpress business unit, and vice president of credit and operations at Farm Credit Leasing.
Legried grew up on a family farm in Iowa and received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Iowa State University and a master’s of business administration degree in finance from the University of Minnesota.