Kertz Named MFA Oil Chairman
December 15, 2019
Written By Adam Buckallew
Marion Kertz, a farmer from Ste. Genevieve, Mo., has been elected chairman of the MFA Oil Company Board of Directors. Kertz was elected to his new role during the company’s December board meeting and will succeed Benny Farrell of Maryville, Mo.
Kertz farms in both Missouri and Illinois with his sons and nephew. He currently serves as vice president of MRV Banks and is a board member for Citizens Electric Corporation. Kertz has also served on the boards of his local MFA Incorporated cooperative and the Ste. Genevieve Catholic Church. Serving as an MFA Oil delegate since 1997, Kertz was elected to the company’s board of directors in 2011.
Kertz says his primary goal as chairman of the board will be to ensure the company continues to provide value to its member-owners.
“We have a great group of board members that is committed to representing their fellow farmer-owners, and we are focused on making MFA Oil one of the best cooperatives in America,” Kertz says.
As a cooperative, MFA Oil is controlled by its farmer-members who elect delegates at annual bulk plant meetings each fall. These delegates, in turn, elect an eight-member board of directors to establish company policy and set operating guidelines.