Tim Smith began his career with ADM while still in college, as a member of the maintenance staff at ADM's Ethanol plant in Decatur, Illinois. After graduation, he moved to Chicago, IL to begin his career in the futures industry with ADM's wholly owned subsidiary, ADM Investor Services. Tim joined ADMIS as an Associate in the Marketing and Sales department. In November 2009 Tim took on additional responsibility as the Assistant Director of Operations for Archer Financial Services ("AFS"), where he was responsible for the daily oversight of marketing, brokerage services and trading risk for the company. In April 2011, Tim joined Scott Harms and Mark Soderberg at AFS as an Ag Risk Specialist, where he continues to provide unparalleled risk management services to producers and end-users.