National Grain and Feed Association President Kendall W. Keith has retired after 31 years of service, including 25 years as the organization's top executive staff officer.

Keith is only the fifth person to serve as the association's chief staff officer, and only the second to serve a quarter century or longer. Prior to being elected president in 1987, Keith serviced as vice president and corporate secretary/treasurer from 1985–1987. He joined the National Grain and Feed Association staff in 1980 as director of economic services.


Randall C. Gordon, a 33-year veteran of the association's staff who currently serves as vice president of communications and government relations, has been selected to serve as acting president.