Terry Crews joined ADM’s board of directors in May 2011 and serves as chairman of its audit committee.
Crews retired from Monsanto in November 2009 following a 32-year tenure with the company that culminated in nearly a decade of service as its executive vice president and chief financial officer. Crews also served as CEO of Monsanto’s vegetable division from August 2008 until his retirement.
Earlier, he was the global finance lead for Monsanto’s Global Seed Group, where he oversaw the financial integration of 11 acquired seed companies. And in 1997, he was appointed the company’s general auditor following assignments as controller for Latin America and as CFO of Monsanto’s Asia-Pacific operations.
Crews is a member of the board of directors of Hormel Foods Corporation and Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation and serves as chairman of both companies’ audit committees. In addition, he is a member of the board of trustees at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., and the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Mississippi Valley, Inc.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Freed-Hardeman University and a master’s degree in management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.