President and Chief Executive Officer of CHS
Mr. Casale is President and Chief Executive Officer of CHS, a leading energy, grains and foods company and the nation’s largest member-owned cooperative. He assumed his position with CHS in January 2011. He previously was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Monsanto Company. Casale currently serves as director on the boards of Ventura Foods, Ecolab Inc., National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and the Minnesota Business Partnership.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Oregon State University and an executive master of business administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The Oregon State University College of Agriculture named Casale its 2009 alumni fellow. He is a native of Oregon’s Willamette Valley and, along with his wife, Kim, operates a family-owned blueberry farm near Aurora, Oregon. His family has conducted business with area supply and marketing cooperatives for generations.