Benson Hill creates chief transformation officer put up

ST. LOUIS — Kimberly Hurst has been promoted to chief transformation officer at Benson Hill, Inc. All through the newly created place Ms. Hurst will lead cross-functional initiatives to drive efficiencies contained in the enterprise, direct companywide resourcing and develop operational methods for reaching the corporate’s monetary goals.

Ms. Hurst joined Benson Hill in November 2020 as senior director of economic planning and evaluation, transferring on to senior director of M&A in July 2021 and vice chairman of agency enchancment in January 2022. Earlier to Benson Hill she was co-founder of Lastly! Meals, and earlier she labored as senior vice chairman of long-term planning at Submit Holdings and director of commodity procurement and hazard administration at Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. She spent six years as a regional director for Southeast Asia for the US Grains Council. She started her occupation as a commodity vendor at Cargill.

She acquired a bachelor’s diploma in finance and political science on the College of Wisconsin-Madison and a grasp’s diploma in agribusiness at Kansas State College.

“Kim’s strategic notion and enterprise enchancment success inside Benson Hill made her a transparent alternative for this important place,” mentioned Deanie Elsner, interim chief govt officer. “Unlocking all the potential of our know-how, significantly for large-acre livestock and worldwide markets, requires inside and exterior collaboration that maximizes synergies of our property and capabilities with the merchandise and processes of others. Kim’s deep monetary acumen and intensive expertise all by way of the agri-food worth chain will serve us accurately on this place.”