Marketing Team

aBenoit64 Aaron Benoit
Market Associate

Aaron was raised on an Illinois family farm. He holds a degree in Business Management from Southern Illinois University. He started his career in the elevator business.
  jgustafson64 JD Gustafson
Market Associate

JD grew up in Missouri, just one generation removed from the farm. He holds a degree in Political Science with a Business minor from Missouri State University. JD worked in group insurance sales and as a retail sales representative before joining us.
aBertels64 Aaron Bertels
Market Associate
Aaron grew up in rural Kansas. He has a degree in Park Management and Conservation from Kansas State University. Before joining us, he worked for nine years in the agriculture/horticulture field.
  aHodge64 Aaron Hodge
Market Associate
Aaron served four years in the Air Force before joining Water Street Solutions in 2005. He is a licensed commodities broker with 15+ years of experience in customer service related fields.
mchapin64 Michele Chapin
Compliance Officer & New Account Administrator
Michele grew up in the Peoria area.  She holds an associate’s degree in Business Management from Illinois Central College.  She had ten years of experience in administrative roles before joining Water Street in 2012.
  aHoerr64 Andy Hoerr 
Field Representative
Andy holds a degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University. He worked in guest relations and as a church youth director before joining Water Street Solutions.
gFrye64 Grant Frye
Market Associate
Grant was raised on a farm in Peoria, IL. Growing up, he worked with his father in his fertilizer business. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara and a master’s from Tulane.
  sHudson64 Sam Hudson
Market Strategist
Raised on a sixth generation Illinois farm, Sam’s been involved in every aspect of the business, from crop production to the family trucking operations. Sam holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University.
mFrye64 Megan Frye
Market Strategist
Megan was raised on an Illinois farm. After high school she went directly to work at the CBOT. She worked in corn options and ran a desk doing South American hedging. She joined the company in 2007.
  asuderman64 Arlan Suderman
Senior Market Analyst
A native of Kansas, Arlan joins us from Farm Progress Companies where he was a market analyst for 12 years. He also worked for the Kansas Extension Service focused on marketing and operated his own consulting firm for a time.

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Water Street Solutions helps farmers with profitability, using a business model that you won't find anywhere else. Experts in ag finance, crop insurance, commodity marketing and legacy planning work together on a plan tailored for your farm.

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