Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of MGP Ingredients, Inc., is comprised of nine highly experienced individuals who have dedicated themselves to the Company’s success. Elected by stockholders on an annual basis, Board members are responsible for providing oversight of the Company’s business management and affairs. Directors are required to act in the best interest of the company and its stockholders. The Board has been and remains actively engaged in fulfilling these duties.

The Board Chairman is a non-management, independent Board member. Each Director, as well as all officers and employees, must comply with the Company’s Code of Conduct, which is posted in the Investor section of this website under Corporate Governance. Directors regularly attend meetings of the Board and the committees of which they are members. These committees regularly conduct executive sessions without management present.

Annually, the Board’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee reviews succession planning. The review includes discussion of the principles for determining the succession of the Chief Executive Officer and other members of the Company’s senior executive team. Furthermore, Directors annually evaluate the performance of the Board and assess the skills of each member.

MGP Ingredients and its stockholders continue to benefit from an active and experienced Audit Committee, which provides oversight for the Company’s financial reporting, internal controls and the external audit. In addition, each committee annually evaluates its charter, responsibilities and performance in light of regulatory requirements and best practices.

Karen Seaberg

Board Chairman

Karen Seaberg has been Chairman of the Board since December 2014 and a Board member since 2009. She is a member of the C... READ MORE

M. Jeannine Strandjord


Ms. Strandjord has been a director since December 2013. She is the Chairwoman of the Audit Committee and a member of the... READ MORE

Terrence P. Dunn


Mr. Dunn has been a director since May 2014. He is Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and a ... READ MORE

Anthony P. Foglio


Mr. Foglio has been a director since May 2014. He is a member of the Audit Committee, and Nominating and Governance... READ MORE

George W. Page, Jr.


Mr. Page has been a director since May 2014. He is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee, Audit Committee,... READ MORE

David Colo


David Colo has been a director since August 2015. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SunOpta, Inc... READ MORE

Lynn Jenkins


Lynn Jenkins has been a director since January 2019. She is a Certified Public Accountant with 20 years of experience in... READ MORE

James L. Bareuther


Mr. Bareuther has been a director since May 2016. He is a member of the Audit Committee, the Human Resources and Compens... READ MORE

Gus Griffin

President and CEO

Gus Griffin has served as President and CEO of MGP since July 2014 and as a member of the Board of Directors since Augus... READ MORE

Cloud L. Cray, Jr.

Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Cray retains the title of Chairman Emeritus of the Board following his retirement as a director in August 2015. He h... READ MORE