Meet Brad Stedman, MKC President and CEO
Apr 22, 2020
Brad Stedman has been named president and chief executive officer of MKC. He officially assumed the post on Monday, April 6.
"MKC is a remarkable organization, and I love the culture and the tagline of "Shared growth. Shared success," Stedman said. "I hope during this time of uncertainty, we continue to meet the needs of member-owners while doing it safely. Please continue to share feedback on how we are doing, and I look forward to meeting you in the near future."
Stedman grew up on a family farm south of Omaha, Nebraska, where his family still farms today. His experience in the industry began in 1991 when he went to work for Farmland Industries in South Dakota. He has held leadership roles across the cooperative system in sales, marketing, supply chain and strategy. His most recent position was with Land O'Lakes as a business unit lead for WinField United.
Stedman and his wife, Kerry, have two daughters.
"I am pleased that Brad Stedman has joined MKC," said MKC Board Chairman Allan Wegner. "He brings a unique perspective to our company with his experience in the cooperative industry that has spanned multiple states and roles. Brad also knows MKC well through his involvement in many of our board and leadership planning sessions over the past several years. Brad will continue to build on the successful culture at MKC, and also best position the company to meet the needs of our member-owners now and in the future."
Stedman succeeds Dave Christiansen, who served as president and CEO of MKC since January 2004. During Christiansen's tenure, the cooperative's infrastructure has grown from $9 million in 2004 to over $150 million.