United Soybean Board (USB) Chief Executive Officer, Polly Ruhland, will leave her position effective December 31, 2023. Ruhland, who led the organization for the past six years, played a pivotal role in driving significant organizational changes and establishing a solid foundation for the future of USB.
During the past six years, the United Soybean Board undertook a transformative journey marked by numerous accomplishments and milestones, including developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan, which buttressed USB’s commitment to innovation, sustainability, and market development.
Ruhland’s service includes hiring and training a staff of talented professionals whose expertise and passion have been instrumental in advancing USB’s initiatives and programs. Additionally, Ruhland managed a significant governance restructuring, ensuring streamlined decision-making processes and enhanced collaboration among board members and staff.
“Polly has been a visionary leader for USB during a very transformative time,” says Meagan Kaiser, Chair of the United Soybean Board. “A true servant-leader, her biggest contribution and lasting legacy is building a first-class staff that we can rely on. She inspires me and other farmer leaders to think big picture and will leave the board in a better place than when she started. We are grateful for her dedication to the U.S. soybean industry and American agriculture.”
Under Ruhland’s leadership, the organization initiated and executed a robust evaluation program, ensuring that USB’s activities align with its strategic goals and deliver meaningful results for soybean farmers.Click here to see more...