Our Board

Rural Leaders. Fighting for Rural Communities.

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Chris Gibbs

Board President

Chris Gibbs from Maplewood OH, owns and operates 560 acres and raises corn, soybeans and alfalfa hay.  He and his son manage an 85 head pasture based cow/calf operation. 

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Dr. Vikki Andrews

Dr. Vikki Andrews is a retired Army veteran and former Adjunct Professor at Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC; Webster University; & Central Texas College. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Duke University, her Master of Arts Degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University and Doctor of Education in Adult Education, Gerontology, Counseling and Program Evaluation from North Carolina State University.

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Patty Judge

Patty Judge served as Iowa’s lieutenant governor from 2007 to 2011. Prior to serving as lieutenant governor, Judge served as Iowa secretary of agriculture from 1998 to 2006 and in the Iowa Senate, representing the 46th District, from 1992 to 1998. She is the first woman to serve as Iowa secretary of agriculture.

Donald Bonk

Product Manager

Donald M. Bonk is the owner and Principal of Good Future Innovation LLC, an economic development consulting firm based in Pittsburgh and Johnstown, whose clients include Carnegie Mellon University. He currently is serving as a Program Consultant to the Carnegie Mellon Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship’s WMBE (Women and Minority Business Enterprise) Program, called “Strength in Numbers.”