Soy Transportation Association
Mike Steenhoek is executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC), an initiative established in 2007 and comprised of the United Soybean Board, the American Soybean Association, and 13 state soybean boards. The Soy Transportation Coalition exists to promote a cost effective, reliable, and competitive transportation system that serves the agriculture industry. As executive director of the STC, Steenhoek’s responsibilities include communicating the initiative and the importance of transportation issues to soybean growers and processors; establishing and executing the organization’s strategic direction; and building collaborations with other affected industries. He is a member of the US Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness and the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Freight Advisory Council. Prior to his work on the STC, Steenhoek worked for United States Senator Charles Grassley (Iowa) for eight years – both in Washington, DC, and most recently in Des Moines, Iowa. In Washington, DC, he served as the Senator’s scheduler and frequent speechwriter. In Des Moines, Steenhoek served as Senator Grassley’s director of economic development. He received both his undergraduate degree and an MBA from the University of Iowa.