BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS, U.S. — The GROWMARK, Inc. board of directors on Nov. 2 announced that Jeff Solberg has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of GROWMARK effective Jan. 3, 2011. Solberg will follow current CEO Bill Davisson, who has announced his retirement for the same date.

Solberg has held the positions of financial analyst, cash manager, assistant treasurer, treasurer, vice-president of finance and senior vice-president of finance for GROWMARK.

"GROWMARK is a $6 billion organization experiencing a period of significant growth. Selecting a chief executive is among the most important and impactful actions we are charged with taking," says Dan Kelley, chairman of the board and president. "Jeff has the skills, knowledge, experience and support to lead GROWMARK successfully into the future. The board of directors has great confidence in him and in the depth of talented employees throughout the GROWMARK System."