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Missouri Soybeans Announces New Team Additions and Title Changes

Missouri Soybean adds a soybean staffer to the team and promotes two internal members.

Missouri Soybeans is pleased to announce the appointment of Faith Smith as the Portfolio and Project Lifecycle Manager. In her new role, Smith will oversee the organization’s extensive portfolio of projects and ensure the successful execution of each project from start to finish. Additionally, she will be crucial in implementing and managing the new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to enhance grower engagement.

Project and Portfolio Lifecycle Manager Smith is originally from southeast Missouri, where she was first exposed to the soybean sector through a job at the Fischer Delta Research Center in Portageville, MO. Smith graduated from the University of Missouri–Columbia with a degree in food science and nutrition.

“What interested me in working for Missouri Soybeans was the people and the farmers they serve,” said Smith. “They are passionate about what they do for the farmer boards they work for.”

Before her role with Missouri Soybeans, Smith worked as the quality assurance manager for Prairie Farms-Central Dairy.

“We are thrilled to welcome Faith Smith to our team,” said Gary Wheeler, Missouri Soybeans CEO and executive director. “Her expertise in project management and dedication to delivering exceptional results will be invaluable as we continue to grow and expand our operations.”

In addition to Faith’s appointment, Missouri Soybeans is proud to announce the title changes of two existing team members, Madelyn Warren and Ryan Siegel. Madelyn Warren will now serve as the Strategic Communications Manager, where she will be responsible for shaping and preserving the brand’s reputation and fostering positive relationships with stakeholders.

Ryan, another valued team member, will take on the role of Creative Marketing Manager. In this position, Ryan will be responsible for integrating creative content across various channels while ensuring consistency and effectiveness of the brand’s assets.

“These title changes reflect our commitment to internal programming and structure, as well as continuing a valued culture of professional and personal growth,” said Casey Wasser, Missouri Soybeans chief operating officer. “We believe that Madelyn and Ryan’s new roles will further strengthen our organization and enable us to serve our stakeholders better.”

Missouri Soybeans is excited about the future and the positive impact these changes will have on the organization. For more information, please visit

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