Ardent Mills Appoints Sheryl Wallace as New CEO, Succeeding Dan Dye

Sheryl Wallace Named CEO of Ardent Mills, Succeeding Retiring Dan Dye

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Sheryl Wallace Named CEO of Ardent Mills, Succeeding Retiring Dan Dye

Ardent Mills, the leading flour-milling and ingredient company, has announced the appointment of Sheryl Wallace as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 8. This decision follows the retirement of current CEO Dan Dye, who announced his departure earlier this month.

Sheryl Wallace, who has been a member of the Ardent Mills board since 2020 and serves as the President of U.S. Origination and Grain at Cargill, brings nearly three decades of expertise in business growth, strategy, commercial operations, trading, and risk management within the food and agriculture sectors.

Sheryl Wallace: A Proven Leader in Agribusiness

“Sheryl’s steadfast commitment to Ardent Mills’ core values—trust, serving, simplicity, and safety—has been evident throughout her time on our board,” said Dave Marberger, a member of the Ardent Mills board. “Her exceptional leadership skills and innovative approach uniquely position her to guide Ardent Mills into its next era. Sheryl’s vast experience in agribusiness and her ability to build strong relationships will inspire our teams and strengthen partnerships with customers, suppliers, and industry stakeholders.”

Wallace’s Extensive Experience and Vision for the Future

Before joining Ardent Mills, Wallace held the position of Corporate Vice President and Global Leader of the Risk Management Group at Cargill, overseeing commodity markets, credit risks, and balance sheet exposures. She has also been actively involved with the National Grain and Feed Association, the Women in Agriculture’s Advisory Board, and the National Futures Association (NFA).

“I am honored to lead Ardent Mills into its next phase of growth, building on the strong foundation established by Dan Dye,” said Wallace. “I look forward to driving the growth of our emerging nutrition business and working with the talented Ardent Mills team to serve our customers, support our communities, and fulfill our mission of transforming how the world is nourished.”
Dan Dye’s Decade of Service

Dan Dye, who has served as Ardent Mills’ CEO for the past decade, will continue in an advisory role to ensure a seamless transition over the summer. His leadership has been instrumental in shaping the company’s success, and his guidance will remain invaluable during this transition period.

About Ardent Mills

Ardent Mills is the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, dedicated to transforming how the world is nourished. With a vision centered on innovation, sustainability, and community support, Ardent Mills aims to provide high-quality ingredients and solutions to its customers.

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