Position title: Senior Vice President, Enterprise Transformation, and Chief Information Officer, CHS Inc.
David Black is senior vice president, enterprise transformation, and chief information officer for CHS, a leading energy, grains and foods company and the largest farmer-owned cooperative in the United States.
Black is responsible for enterprise transformation, marketing and communications, sustainability and innovation, facilities and CHS global information technology. He leads enterprise transformation efforts, including the company’s change in operating model and transformation management office. Black also leads strategy, implementation, delivery and operation of information technology for all CHS businesses worldwide. He oversees the company’s owner and employee communications, advertising and public relations and CHS sustainability and innovation programs, including the CHS venture capital program, Cooperative Ventures.
Prior to joining CHS in 2014, Black served as vice president of information technology at Monsanto Company, where he was responsible for all aspects of information technology for its global commercial businesses. During his 20 years with Monsanto, he held positions including vice president, corporate strategy, and president, Monsanto Agro-Services, LLC, a role in which he was responsible for new business development. He also held a broad range of global IT and enterprise roles including leadership assignments in Asia and Canada.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recognized Black as a 2016 Titan of Technology for his transformational leadership at CHS. Black currently serves on the board of Ventura Foods and is former board chair of Ag Gateway, a nonprofit consortium of more than 300 businesses serving the agriculture industry, which strives to promote, enable and expand e-business in agriculture. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tarkio College, Tarkio, Mo.