Grant 4-D Farms is managed by a 7 member board of directors which is predominately staffed by outside members.
Dave is the President and CEO of the Waldo Agencies. As it relates to the Enterprise Client Group, Dave’s responsibilities are over-all business management and business development. He has served as the President of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Oregon (IIABO) and as a member of national committees for the Independent Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA). He has served on numerous other councils and boards over the last several years. Currently, Dave serves as the President of a behavioral health non-profit organization and is a member of the Board of Trustees for a $550 million insurance company.
When asked why he loves his work with Waldo Agencies, Dave replied “Together with my wife Barbara, we have chosen to continue the family business started in 1962. I have seen great opportunity to help others with financial stability and find that the interaction with successful people brings opportunity for personal growth.”
Outside of work, Dave enjoys golf, winter skiing, hunting, and hiking. He has taken trips abroad including South Korea, the European Continent, and parts of Africa. During the past several years, Dave and his wife have hosted visitors in their home from more than 20 countries. “I enjoy learning about the cultures and people from around the world” says Dave.
Andy has been instrumental in forging AmeriBen/IEC Group into one of the most widely respected group benefits third party administration and human resource consulting firms in the nation.
As a principal of the AmeriBen/IEC Group, Andy has tremendous experience as a business executive and consultant. He joined the organization in May of 1986 as a Human Resource Consultant. He possesses a clear understanding of the implications of effective human resources management and its impact on an organization’s bottom line.
Andy received his Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Business Administration from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. He currently serves on the board of directors for Grant 4-D Farms and board member for Mutual of Enumclaw. His philanthropic leadership includes being a board member for Big Brothers Big Sister of Southwest Idaho; board and Executive Committee member for the Ore-Idaho Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Chair of the board of directors for Society of Professional Benefit Administrators based in Washington, D.C.
Bonnie has served in various financial, audit and sales enablement positions within the Insurance, Oil and Gas and Telecommunication Industries. Bonnie held the position of Vice President and Treasurer of Harbourton Reassurance for four years where she managed the financial operations of the insurance business and successfully transitioned the company upon acquisition by Scottish Re. While at Harbourton Reassurance she established all financial and operational functions.
Joining CenturyLink shortly after the Qwest/US West merger was completed, she found the post- merger environment was ripe with opportunity for improvement. Bonnie reduced sales compensation costs of $600K through identification of discontinued services. As Director, Revenue Assurance she lead a team who discovered and corrected over $12M of under billed products. The program she developed has been operational for 8 years and continues to identify revenue leakage. Bonnie completed analysis that pinpointed the root cause for continued revenue decline despite strong sales; customer churn was at 30%. She directed a team who researched, designed and implemented an end-to-end Retention program encompassing Sales, Operations, Marketing and Product. The percentage of Revenue declines was reduced despite the economic recession. By the end of 2011, with strong sales results Revenue was growing by roughly 2%, a testament to the effectiveness of the program.
While in the Enterprise Sales Strategy and Planning group, Bonnie implemented a business unit wide planning process to forecast and predict future year sales and revenues. The results of the plan provided for accountability at the Sales Professional level for revenue growth or loss and proved to be a great predictor when compared to actual sales and Revenue results. She contributed to improved sales results through a Sales Force Augmentation program where new Sales Professionals were added based off geographic analysis of potential profitability.
Bonnie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in Economics with a minor in Mathematics and graduated Cum Laude. She has spoken on data mining techniques and customer retention strategies for telecommunication companies. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Business Marketing Association, National Organization of Professional Women and the Small Business Association. She also served as Treasurer on the board of the Applewood Knolls Swim and Tennis Clubs a nonprofit recreational facility. She is active in Wheat Ridge Recreation Center and has served as volunteer soccer coach.
Kelly Anderson is the Senior Vice-President Agribusiness Manager of Zions Bank where he functions as the industry advocate and lead for Ag and Agribusiness banking at Zions. Zions Bancorporation is one of the top 35 US financial services companies with total assets of $63 billion. Zions operates under local management teams and unique brands in 11 western and southwestern states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Prior to his current role Kelly lived in the Idaho’s Magic Valley and served as Zions Idaho Region President in Idaho for 17 years. During his over 30 years in banking, Kelly has worked with Ag and agribusiness owners in Idaho, California, and Utah.
Kelly received a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics and a minor in Food Science and Nutrition from Brigham Young University. He completed a 3 year graduate level management education program from Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle Washington.
Kelly grew up on a family farming operation, where he learned about hard-work sacrifice and stewardship. He currently lives in Salt Lake and is particularly proud of his wife Leslie and their 6 children and 13 grandchildren.
Mr. Sayer founded Rectify Partners after a four-year Governor appointment as the Secretary of Commerce for the state of Idaho. He revitalized the department and was instrumental in passing key legislation that created nationally recognized incentives, one of which was responsible for attracting over $2.0 billion in new payroll to the state in its first two years.
Prior, Mr. Sayer was the President and Chief Financial Officer of Mountain View Hospital in Idaho Falls where he played a key role in the turnaround of a small 20 bed, private hospital near bankruptcy to the 5th largest healthcare system in the state of Idaho. The facility was successfully sold to a strategic buyer in 2010 after recording 30% annual growth in revenues and margins over a five-year period.
Mr. Sayer began his career with Ernst & Young in Silicon Valley where he specialized in advising venture-capital funded technology companies through all stages of growth. Over his career, Mr. Sayer has provided financial and executive leadership for companies ranging from start-ups over $500 million in sales. His experience includes turnarounds, public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, and extensive involvement in corporate strategy and leadership.
Mr. Sayer is a CPA and graduated from Brigham Young University.
Community development, and contributing to the industry are some of the attributes that Ron Rowan successfully portrays as an employee and neighbor. For the past twenty years, Ron Rowan has played a substantial role for Beef Northwest through cattle and grain marketing, commodity trading, and customer development. “I have been part of the BNW team for the last 20 years and feel very fortunate to have been a part of such a talented, dedicated group of people. Over the course of my employment, the company has grown from a single feedlot in Nyssa, OR to a multi-state agribusiness company that is vertically integrated. Part of the joy of being a member of the team is seeing employees fulfill their personal goals, by utilizing their talents for the benefit of the company.”
Ron’s passion for helping others in the cattle industry started early, as he grew up shadowing his parents, who were both veterinarians in Weiser, Idaho. “My dad did a lot of vet work on big ranches in the region and I often helped him with the herd health aspects of his business. This is when I discovered I wanted to be involved with the ranching industry.” After receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho, Ron continued his education by receiving his Masters in Ag Economics from Colorado State University, where he worked closely with the Extension Service. “While working with the Farm Business Associations in the state, I learned what ranchers and farmers desired most: to be better at marketing their products. This revelation gave me the motivation to focus my career in ag marketing.”
Ron has committed over 33 years to the cattle industry, working at both Simplot and AgriBeef before joining Beef Northwest. In that time, he has gained various accomplishments and titles while participating with multiple associations and organizations. Some of his industry achievements include: being the president of the Idaho Grain and Feed Association, a founding member and first chairman of the Idaho Ag in The Classroom program, feed advisor to the Idaho Barley Commission, a member of advisory committee to Senator Larry Craig, the marketing chairman for the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, chairman of the Baker County Fairboard and a member of the board of directors of Barker Capital Management program at the University of Idaho where students are trained to become commodity traders.
Throughout his career at Beef Northwest, Ron has become the frontrunner for customer relations and industry development within the community. When reflecting on Beef Northwest as a company, he is proud of the standards it exemplifies: “Some of our core company values are supporting the youth, community service and contributing to the industry. I have focused some of my volunteer time in those areas.” Beef Northwest is honored to have an employee of Ron’s caliber as a long term member of its team. Ron lives in Baker City, Oregon with his wife of 28 years, Ann Rowan; they have two children Katie and Brent.
Kenyon Miller worked for several years in the construction industry in Nevada and California with a focus in concrete. With his company he was able to deliver ready-mix concrete that was mixed to the exact customer needs on site.
In 2010 Kenyon and his wife Julie moved their family to the Grant 4-D Farms operation in Idaho and began to gain experience in agriculture. Kenyon graduated from the Leadership Idaho Agriculture program as well as serving on the Oregon Irrigation Pumpers Association starting in 2018. Since then Kenyon has gained large amounts of experience working on the Board of Directors for Grant 4-D Farms, managing the farming operation in the Treasure Valley, and engaging with the community.
We are thankful for the service of our previous board members in furthering the professionalism and efficiency of our board managed structure.