Joel was named Chief Executive Officer of AAI in May 2013. Brinkmeyer, a native of Radcliffe, Iowa, is a graduate of Iowa State University with a major in Animal Science and minor in Ag Business. He served in various lending and administrative positions with Production Credit Association, Farm Credit Services of America, and Great Western Bank. His career also includes 20 years as Executive Vice President of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association the Iowa Beef Industry Council, and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation. He and his wife, Linda, reside in Ames and have three grown children.