November 23, 2020

Welcome Susan Post: MaxYield Names Next CFO

Susan Post compSusan Post will become chief financial officer (CFO) of MaxYield Cooperative, effective Jan. 1, 2014, fol- lowing Bob Burkhardt’s retirement.

“Having to replace someone with the experience and leadership of Bob Burkhardt would be an enormous challenge for any company, but we were extremely fortunate to have excellent candidates apply for this position,” said MaxYield CEO Keith Heim. “With Susan’s qualifications and background, we’re confident that she’ll provide the necessary leadership to continue MaxYield’s success.”

Post will be based in MaxYield’s West Bend headquarters. She and her husband, Allen, live on a farm near Woden and have three children.

Building on years of experience

Before joining MaxYield, Post established an accounting and tax practice in Titonka in 1998. She worked primarily with ag producers and specialized in individual, corporate, partnership, estate, and nonprofit tax preparation, plus accounting and payroll services.

Prior to establishing her accounting firm, Post served as an auditor at McGladrey and Pullen, working from their Des Moines and Mason City offices. “My favorite part of working in public accounting was analyzing a client’s financial situation or tax return and knowing exactly what would happen to the numbers, based on electing a different strategy. My goal is to provide that same level of service and understanding to Max Yield Cooperative as CFO.”

From 2004 to 2011, Post served as a board member and audit committee chair for Midwest Grain Processors Cooperative (MGP). She has assisted with financing projects, audits, equity raises, and maintaining and protect- ing farmer interests in the ethanol facility. Post also represented MGP Co-op and farmer interests as a board member for Global Ethanol, Inc., from 2006 to 2010.

“While sitting on the board for Midwest Grain Processors Cooperative and Global Ethanol, LLC I had the opportunity to work with Max Yield Cooperative on a regular basis,” Post said. “I was impressed with the organization and the people and appreciate the opportunity to be part of the team.”

Post grew up in Mt. Ayr and earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. In addition to being a certified public accountant, she has held Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses.

“While there will be a learning curve at MaxYield, Susan has great credentials,” Burkhardt said. “There’s no doubt in my mind she will be a great fit for MaxYield.”


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