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Mitch Williams has served as President of ProValue since April 2012. Mr. Williams has an extensive and prosperous career in leadership, with a record of cooperative and independent agribusiness management experience at companies including Cargill Inc., Koch Industries, Garden City Cooperative, and Ag Partners Cooperative Inc.
Mr. Williams attended the Oklahoma Panhandle State University where he obtained his bachelor of science degree in business administration. He currently serves on the board of directors for multiple industry associations.
Scott Anderson joined ProValue in 1991, serving in the Risk Management department while concurrently managing Ag Services LLC. Presently, Mr. Anderson oversees company-wide operations while providing strategic direction in operational processes and procedures in his role as the Chief Operations Officer.
Hailing from Abilene, Kan., Anderson graduated from Emporia State University with a bachelor's degree in management and business administration. Mr. Anderson holds professional designations from the Insurance Institute of America and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
Shawnda Hembree was named Chief Financial Officer in October of 2018. Prior to her current position, Mrs. Hembree spent four years as the Controller of Accounting within the ProValue company. Her experience includes financial leadership positions with Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Dillon Companies Inc., Hugoton Energy Corporation, and Pierce, Faris and Company Chartered.
As Chief Financial Officer, Hembree has responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company and other affiliated or contracted companies.
Ms. Hembree graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting, and passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination shortly afterward.
Lee Gleason serves as the Vice President of Sales for ProValue Insurance. Prior to transitioning into his current role, Mr. Gleason served as a commercial accounts manager from 2002 until 2005, when he was chosen to serve as General Manager of Elliot Insurance after its acquisition by ProValue. In 2007, Mr. Gleason received his Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist designation.
Mr. Gleason graduated from Hutchinson Community College and Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Okla., before starting his career in agribusiness and insurance sales.
Gleason is a member of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, Hutchinson AMBUCS and serves on multiple boards including the board for the Training and Evaluation Center of Hutchinson (TECH), Interfaith Housing, and Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA).
Sara Kepley has been a part of ProValue Insurance-affiliated companies since October 2005. Kepley served as a Human Resources Specialist for the Human Resource Alliance, LLC (HRA) until 2007 when the company was acquired by ProValue LLC. She then joined the human resources team serving first as a Human Resources Consultant, then as CEO for ProValue LLC.
In late 2018, Ms. Kepley joined ProValue Insurance where she currently oversees group benefit sales and services, marketing and branding efforts, human resources consulting, and the internal human resources and training efforts of ProValue Insurance. Additionally, Kepley continues to work closely with the ProValue board of directors providing CEO placement services.
Kepley holds a bachelor of science degree in human resources development from Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan. In 2006, she earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the Human Resource Certification Institute. She also holds a SHRM-SCP designation from the Society for Human Resource Management.
Sara is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (nationally and locally) as well as the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives. She is a certified FranklinCovey trainer in the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Managers and The Five Choices to Extraordinary Productivity.