Experienced Leadership to Move Forward

The Management Team of Green Plains has over 120-years of diversified business experience. Each member is committed to building long-term shareholder value.

TODD BECKER

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Todd Becker has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2009 and was appointed as a director in March 2009. Mr. Becker served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer from October 2008 to December 2008.

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JERRY PETERS

Chief Financial Officer

Jerry Peters joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer in June 2007. Mr. Peters served as Senior VicePresident – Chief Accounting Officer for ONEOK Partners, L.P. from May 2006 to April 2007, as its Chief Financial Officer from July 1994 to May 2006, and in various senior management roles prior to that.

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JEFF BRIGGS

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Briggs joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer in November 2009. Mr. Briggs served as aconsultant to the Company from July 2009 to November 2009. Prior to his consulting role, he was Founder and General Partner of Frigate Capital, LLC, a private investment partnership investing in small and mid-sized companies, from January 2004 through January 2009.

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PATRICH SIMPKINS

Chief Development & Risk Officer

Patrich Simpkins became the Company's Chief Development and Risk Officer after he joined the Company as Executive Vice President – Finance and Treasurer in May 2012. Prior to joining Green Plains, Mr. Simpkins was Managing Partner of GPS Capital Partners, LLC, a capital advisory firm serving global energy and commodity clients.

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STEVE BLEYL

Executive Vice President – Ethanol Marketing

Steve Bleyl joined the Company as Executive Vice President – Ethanol Marketing in October 2008. Mr. Bleyl served as Executive Vice President – Ethanol Marketing for VBV LLC from October 2007 to October 2008.

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MARK HUDAK

Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Mark Hudak was named Executive Vice President – Human Resources in November 2013 after joining the Company in January 2013 as its Vice President – Human Resources. Mr. Hudak has extensive experience in human resource management, organizational development, employee relations, employee benefits and compensation management.  

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PAUL KOLOMAYA

Executive Vice President - Commodity Finance

Paul Kolomaya was named Executive Vice President – Commodity Finance in February 2012 after joining the Company in August 2008 as its Vice President – Commodity Finance.

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MICHELLE MAPES

Executive Vice President – General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Michelle Mapes was named Executive Vice President – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in November 2009 after joining the Company in September 2009 as its General Counsel. Prior to joining Green Plains, Ms. Mapes was a Partner at Husch Blackwell, LLP, where for three years she focused her legal practice nearly exclusively in renewable energy.

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MIKE ORGAS

Executive Vice President – Commercial Operations

Mike Orgas joined the Company as Executive Vice President – Commercial Operations in November 2008. Mr. Orgas has extensive experience in supply chain management, logistics, risk management, and strategic planning. From May 2004 to October 2008, he served as the Director of Raw Materials Strategic Sourcing and Risk Management for the Malt-O-Meal Company.

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