Jim Leiting is Chief Executive Officer of Big River Resources, LLC. Leiting joined Big River Resources in March of 2005 as General Manager, served as Chief Operating Officer beginning in October of 2013 with appointment to Chief Executive Officer in February of 2020. Jim has been instrumental in leading the growth of Big River Resources from a single grass roots ethanol facility to four ethanol facilities and 6 grain facilities located in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. He is active in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin Renewable Fuels State organizations and participates as a Board member for Prime the Pump, Renewable Fuels Association and the Urban Air Initiative. Jim spent 22 year with Cargill, Inc., holding various management positions across the Midwest in Cargill’s Grain division. Leiting received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University.
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