USD Distinquished Speaker Series

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2017 Inductee Jeff Broin

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The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business hosted Jeff Broin, chairman and CEO of POET, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series in March. POET, the world’s largest biofuels producer. The 30-year-old company has a network of 27 production facilities. POET, through its joint venture with DSM, also operates a commercial-scale cellulosic biofuel plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Broin was also recently presented an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from South Dakota State University. In addition to his current role at POET, Broin and his family founded Seeds of Change, a non-profit organization with the goal of transforming education, agriculture and environmental conditions worldwide.

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