James R. Batten, Chairman of the Board
James Batten, CPA, has enjoyed a long career and recently served as Chief Financial Officer of International Dehydrated Foods (IDF), a privately-held manufacturer of ingredients for the food industry, from September 2016 through January 2020. Among his numerous community roles, Batten is a member of the board of AG Financial Solutions, and Foundation Capital Resources. He is a former member of the NASDAQ Issuer Affairs Committee and Treasurer of Hope Church. Batten has also served on a number of other professional and civic boards, including the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, and New Covenant Academy.