Mollie Hale Carter joined ADM’s board of directors in October 1996 and currently serves as its lead director. She serves on the board’s executive and compensation/succession committees.
Carter is president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of Sunflower Bank, a retail and commercial bank with more than $1.5 billion in assets and locations in more than 20 communities throughout Colorado and Kansas. She joined the bank in 2005.
Since 1997, she also has been vice president of Star A, Inc., of Overland Park, Kan., a private investment firm specializing in agricultural interests. Previously, she was a senior investment officer at John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Carter serves on the board of directors of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and of Westar Energy, a Kansas utility. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.