David Black is senior vice president and chief information officer for CHS Inc., the North America’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company. In his role, Black leads the CHS global information technology organization and is responsible for strategy, implementation, delivery and operation of information technology for CHS businesses around the world.
Prior to joining CHS in 2014, Black served as vice president, 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 and the operation of that company’s geographic information systems and remote sensing subsidiary, EarthMap Solutionssm. He also held a broad range of global IT and enterprise resource roles including responsibility for North America and Latin America North IT, leadership assignments in Asia Pacific and Canada, along with global enterprise resource planning for core business transactions including finance, manufacturing and human resources, and the consolidation and reporting of data from these business processes.
Black is a member of the CHS Extended Leadership Team and CHS Ag and Enterprise Strategy Leadership Team. He is currently vice chairman of Ag Gateway, a non-profit consortium of more than 220 businesses serving the agriculture industry which strives to promote, enable and expand e-business in agriculture. He is past chairman of RAPID an agriculture industry non-profit and past president of the Ag CIO Roundtable.
Black holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Tarkio College, Tarkio, Mo.