CHS is a diversified global agribusiness cooperative owned by farmers and local cooperatives across the United States. It’s 10,000-plus dedicated employees around the globe have a singular purpose: Creating connections to empower agriculture. As the POS Applications and Products Manager for the CHS Payment Solutions Team, Don brings a unique background of product management, process improvement, and marketing coordination to develop solutions that fit his merchant’s needs.
Don has over 15 years’ experience working for multiple consulting firms in many diverse industries, where he learned the importance of balancing people, process, and technology to meet business requirements. He is currently active with Conexxus, where he serves as the Vice Chair for the Innovation and Research Committee as well as the Device Integration Committee, and actively participates in many security and other related groups. He also participates and serves on committees for Point-of-Sale vendors and Managed Network Service Providers to provide feedback and insight into his merchants' needs. Don prides himself on balancing the needs of merchants, all while ensuring payment card compliance and regulatory requirements are being met. His extensive knowledge of technology and security helps him work with his teams to build solution stacks that are robust yet functional for the everyday demands of customers.
Don has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drake University in Des Moines, IA, and currently lives with his wife, two daughters, and puppy in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area. He enjoys running, biking, and golfing, as well as fun times with friends in his spare time!