Chad Risley has worked as a swine nutritionist and researcher at Continental Grain Company – Wayne Feeds Division. On the supplier side was in technical sales at Chr. Hansen Inc. and General Manager of Lucta USA Inc. Currently he is the CEO of Berg+Schmidt America a supplier of functional lipids to the feed and food industries. He is active in several agricultural associations, most notably the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), IFEEDER, NPPC Pork Alliance and ARPAS. He has served on the AFIA board and is the research chair on IFEEDER’s board. He earned his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and graduate degrees at Virginia Tech. He lives in northern Illinois with his wife Lauren and daughter Erin.