Stephen L. Censky, chief executive officer of the American Soybean Association, announced that William S. (Bill) Schuermann has joined the association's staff as executive director, member and industry relations.

“ASA is very pleased to welcome Bill to the ASA senior management team,” Censky said. “Bill has spent his career in the agribusiness sector and comes to ASA with strong marketing and management experience. His familiarity with agriculture, expertise in sales and marketing, and knowing what kinds of programs are of interest to both farmers and companies will serve him well in his new role with ASA.”

“The successful history of the ASA in increasing market opportunities and value for the U.S. soybean industry and its growers was a strong attraction for me to join the organization,” said Schuermann.