The American Soybean Association has named Chief Financial Officer Brian Vaught as temporary CEO of the organization, replacing Ryan Findlay.
While the ASA did not give a reason for Findlay stepping down, the group’s board of directors said in a state they are “appreciative of Ryan Findlay’s hard work and dedication to the soybean industry.”
With the organization now in transition mode, ASA says it remains confident in its staff members, both in St. Louis and in Washington, D.C., as well as in the value that they bring to the soybean industry. ASA’s governing body continues to support the organization’s growth, including in the independent policy office in D.C., and the internal management structure established throughout the organization by the now-former CEO.
Findlay joined the organization in 2018. He was named to the top post after Steven Censky, who held the post for more than 20 years, headed to D.C. to become the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.