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Ardent Mills' new CEO, experienced Sheryl Wallace from Cargill

24 May 20242 min reading

Ardent Mills, a leading flour-milling and ingredient company, has appointed Sheryl Wallace as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 8. The appointment of a new CEO follows the retirement announcement of chief executive officer, Dan Dye, earlier this month.

Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Sheryl Wallace as its new chief executive officer, effective July 8. Sheryl, who has served on Ardent Mills’ board since 2020 and most recently serves as the president of U.S. origination and grain at Cargill, brings nearly 30 years of experience and a successful track record of leadership in business growth, strategy, commercial, trading and risk management in the food and agriculture industries.

“Sheryl’s unwavering dedication to Ardent Mills' core values – trust, serving, simplicity, and safety – has been clear throughout her tenure on the Ardent Mills Board,” said Ardent Mills board member Dave Marberger. “Sheryl’s track record in the agribusiness sector, combined with her ability to foster strong relationships, will inspire teams and enhance partnerships with customers, suppliers and industry stakeholders.”

 Previously, Sheryl Wallace served as Cargill’s corporate vice president and global leader of the Risk Management Group, managing fiduciary oversight across commodity markets, credit risks and balance sheet exposures. Wallace has also served on the National Grain and Feed Association executive committee and board and as executive sponsor of Cargill’s Global Women’s Network.

"I am honored to lead Ardent Mills into its next phase of growth, building on the strong foundation established by Dan, whom I have had the privilege of working with and learning from over the course of my career,” said Sheryl Wallace.


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