MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, US — Blake Amundson has been promoted to vice president and chief financial officer of Ceres Global Ag Corp., effective May 31. Amundson will succeed Jay Bierley, who is leaving the company at the end of May.

Amundson has been with Ceres for nearly seven years, most recently as financial controller for the past six years. He started with the company as manager of financial reporting. Prior to Ceres, he was a financial consultant at Xcel Energy. Earlier in his career he held various roles at KPMG, including as audit senior associate, international executive services intern and audit intern.

Ceres also announced that Holly Dammer has joined the company as vice president of human resources. Dammer most recently was HR director at Surescripts, and earlier was HR manager at CHS. She also spent more than six years at Cargill in a variety of roles, including client HR manager and senior HR generalist.