Paul Maass joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Head Office Board of Directors in 2023. He previously served on the Omaha Branch Board of Directors in 2022.
Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of Scoular, responsible for its worldwide strategic leadership, a role he has held since joining the company in 2016. Paul is also a member of Scoular’s Board of Directors.
Scoular is a 130-year-old, privately held global company with over $9 billion in annual sales that provides diverse supply chain solutions in the grain, feed and food ingredient, and biofuels industries from over 100 offices and facilities around the world. Scoular is on the list of Forbes 50 largest privately held companies in America.
Paul is Scoular’s first outside CEO in the company’s history and is entrusted by the Board of Directors to develop and advance the company’s strategic growth initiatives to strengthen the current business, drive innovation (particularly enabled by technology), expand the company’s portfolio into adjacent market segments, and position the company for long-term growth. Known in the industry and beyond as an inspirational leader, influential Board director and diversity and inclusion champion, Paul has made it his mission to modernize critical organizational practices and evolve Scoular’s culture to enhance employee engagement and performance.
Prior to joining Scoular, Paul served as President of ConAgra Foods’ (now Conagra Brands) Commercial Foods and Private Brands segments. In that role, he led businesses with total annual revenue of $13 billion, more than 15,000 employees, and 90 manufacturing facilities in seven countries. Paul also led the creation of Ardent Mills, ConAgra Foods’ milling focused partnership with Cargill and CHS, and served as Chairman of the Board for Ardent.
Paul has a continuous improvement mindset and is passionate about his own leadership journey, as well as supporting the leadership journeys of others. In 2014, Paul wrote the foreword to Rising to Power, a guide for executives desiring to be exceptional leaders as they navigate their ascent to the highest levels of their organization. Paul also participates in the G100 Network, an organization focused on peer-to-peer learning and development, primarily at the CEO and Board level.
Paul was raised on a farm near Paullina, Iowa. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural business. He currently serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the Frontenac private equity Advisory Board, the College World Series Board of Directors, the United Way of the Midlands board of directors, the Omaha Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Iowa State Executive MBA Advisory Committee, and as a Trustee of The Scoular Foundation.
His civic and community commitments as an Omaha citizen are significant and his commitment to his wife, Julie, of 33 years and their three children remains his life’s most important priority.
Learn more about Mr. Maass in TEN Magazine.