Board of Directors

Jeffrey Stroburg
Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey Stroburg holds more than 25 years of experience in the petroleum and agriculture production industries, including five years as the Chief Executive Officer of Renewable Energy Group and eight years as chairman of its board. Most recently, Mr. Stroburg served as the President and CEO of West Central before retiring in January 2015. Prior to joining West Central, he was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Eastern Ag Region of Land O’Lakes. He also served as President and CEO of Countrymark Cooperative and Hamilton Farm Bureau Cooperative and held positions within the Missouri Farmers Association. Mr. Stroburg currently serves on the board of directors for the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, the Biosciences Alliance of Iowa and the Iowa State University’s Center for Crops Utilization Research Industry/Stakeholder Advisory Board.

Randolph L. Howard
President and Chief Executive Officer

Randolph L. Howard has served as a member of REG's Board of Directors since February 2007, serving on both the Company's Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee and as chair of the Board's Risk Management Committee.  Mr. Howard has extensive leadership experience in all aspects of a complex energy business, including international experience.  He was a senior executive with Unocal Corporation for 33 years, including time as President of its large North Asian Energy business, Vice President of Refining and Vice President of Supply, Trading and Transportation.  Those positions included responsibility for crude, product and natural gas trading, as well as oversight of the Pipelines, Terminals, and Marine Shipping functions.

James Borel

James C. Borel has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2018. Mr. Borel has served as a Director of Farmers Edge, Director of Neogen Corporation, and Director of Just, Inc. Mr. Borel retired from his position as Executive Vice President at DuPont in 2016, having served the company since 1978.  During his tenure at DuPont, Mr. Borel held various positions in sales and business management, human resources and agricultural products manufacturing.  Mr. Borel also brings extensive international business experience with three assignments abroad and responsibilities extending beyond the US for over 25 years. Mr. Borel holds a BS in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University.


Delbert Christensen

Delbert Christensen joined REG’s Board of Directors in August 2006. He adds expertise he acquired as a former director of West Central Cooperative, President of CHMD Pork and substantial board experience. Mr. Christensen previously chaired the Iowa Soybean Association’s Board of Directors, which he still serves on as a director. He also holds positions on the Soybean Promotion and Research Board, including on the Audit and Evaluation and New Uses committees for the United Soybean Association Board.

Deborah Frodl

Debora M. Frodl has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2018. Ms. Frodl served as the Global Executive Director for Ecomagination at General Electric (GE), where she expanded GE’s clean technology strategy.  Prior to that position, Ms. Frodl served as Chief Strategy Officer & Global Alternative Fuels Leader for GE, pushing the company to decarbonize its commercial fleet through deployment of alternative fuel vehicles.  Prior to this position, Ms. Frodl gained over twenty years of experience at GE Capital, serving in roles including Senior Vice President and CEO and President. Ms. Frodl has served as an ambassador for the Clean Energy, Education & Empowerment for Women Initiative, a collaboration between U.S. Department of Energy, MIT and Stanford.  She also has served as a Director for the Advanced Energy Economy, an organization of businesses working to make energy secure, clean, and affordable. Ms. Frodl holds an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and B.S.B.A. from Minnesota State University.


Peter J. M. Harding

Peter J. M. Harding was most recently the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Westway Group, Inc. (“Westway”), a liquid storage and liquid animal feed business, from May 2009 until his retirement in June 2010. Mr. Harding has served as a member of the Board of Directors of New Orleans College Prep since 2008 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in July 2013. From 2003 until joining Westway, Mr. Harding served in various roles at ED&F Man, including as member of their Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Managing Director of their Molasses & Palm Oil Trading, Feed Products, Third Party Storage, and Biofuels Division. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Westway Holdings Corporation from 1997 to 2006. Concurrent with his service as Chief Executive Officer, he served as President of Westway Terminal Company Inc. from 2001 to 2004. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Harding also served as Chief Executive Officer of ED&F Man’s North American Cocoa Processing Group and prior to that as Chief Executive Officer of Savannah Cocoa, Inc. from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Harding served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Refined Sugars, Inc. from 1985 to 1989. Additionally, Mr. Harding owned and managed an asset management firm and commodity fund during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Mr. Harding attended the Harvard Business School program for Management Development in 1985.

Mike Scharf
Chairman REG Audit Committee

Mike Scharf first joined REG’s Board of Directors in 2006 and served until 2009. He returned to the board in January 2012. Mr. Scharf brings the expertise he acquired as a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bunge North America, Inc., including his experience with operations, risk management and international operations. He previously served as in director roles at Patriot Coal Corporation and Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC. Mr. Scharf also held positions including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Peabody Holding Company, Inc. Prior to that, he served as a tax manager at Arthur Andersen & Co.

Christopher D. Sorrells

Christopher D. Sorrells joined REG's Board of Directors in November 2008. He adds his expertise of C-level operating experience within a public company, investment management, financial markets, and sector expertise in the energy, power and renewable energy industries, which he gained during his time as an COO of GSE Systems and Managing Director/Operating Partner of NGP Energy Technology Partners, L.P. Mr. Sorrells also held positions with Clarity Partners, Banc of America Securities and Salomon Smith Barney. He is a member of the Board of Directors of GSE Systems.