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BRANDT Welcomes Former Bank CFO as Accountant on its Corporate Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (18 May 2020) – BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty agriculture products, has named Morgan Beck as corporate accounting manager. Beck joins the BRANDT corporate staff in the company’s Springfield, IL headquarters office.  

Beck comes to BRANDT after 15 years at Security Bank in Springfield, IL and a year as a staff accountant at Norman Backues & Associates. She held multiple management positions at the bank, most recently chief financial officer. She was CFO for the past three years. Before that, she was a VP in charge of enterprise risk.

“I’m looking forward to getting to work at BRANDT,” said Beck. “I’ve been around Springfield my whole life and I’ve watched BRANDT grow and seen the company take an active, positive role in the community.”

Beck will report to Courtney Bressan, BRANDT Controller. All administrative functions report to Joe Brummel, EVP and Chief Financial Officer of BRANDT.

 “We are thrilled to welcome Morgan to the BRANDT Team,” said Brummel. “Morgan is a high performer with a great mix of experience that will continue to help BRANDT grow.”

Beck lives in Sherman, IL with her husband and two young daughters. She is a CPA; she holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois Springfield.


A leading agricultural company, BRANDT serves growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.