ASA Opens CEO Search Following Censky’s Departure

With today’s swearing-in of Steve Censky as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, the American Soybean Association (ASA) officially opens the search for its next chief executive officer, ASA President Ron Moore said today.

“ASA has been a constant voice for soybean farmers, and as we approach our centennial, we will need a steady, assertive and visionary hand at the helm of our association. We have put a national search framework in place to search for the most qualified candidates from both inside and outside the industry, and we will begin reviewing materials from those candidates immediately,” Moore said.

ASA has retained Hedlin Ag Enterprises to receive resumes from interested candidates and lead the ASA Search Committee through the search and interview process. Those interested in the position can view a description and submit materials by clicking here.

Censky officially departs ASA today after 23 years, 21 of which he spent as head of the organization. Moore said that while bittersweet, the process of carrying the industry forward must continue without interruption.

“We can’t thank Steve enough for the legacy he leaves here at ASA. We are a more effective and representative advocate for soybean farmers because of him,” Moore added. “He leaves big and well-worn shoes to fill—this isn’t an easy job, but it’s a rewarding one. We look to the candidates for the CEO position to bring their innovation and experience and novel concepts for advancing the soybean industry to us.”