Roy L. Peterson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Roy L. Peterson has served as president and CEO of The Seed Company since 2003. Between 1997-2003, Roy served as president and CEO of Wycliffe USA. The Seed Company is a Wycliffe Bible Translators affiliate. Earlier in his career, Roy served in Ecuador and Guatemala for Wycliffe organizations. Roy has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Roger Williams University and a Master of Arts in social sciences and leadership studies from Azusa Pacific University. Roy and his wife, Rita, live in Dallas. They have three children and three grandchildren.
Chief Operating Officer
Dal came to The Seed Company in 2008 as director of people and organizational development. In 2010, he became vice president of field administration and in 2011, was named senior vice president of operations. Dal has served as COO since July 2013. Prior to this, Dal was director of consulting services with The Waters Consulting Group, assistant city manager of Colleyville, Texas, and director of human resources for the City of Arlington, Texas. Dal has a Bachelor of Business Administration in management from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Arlington, Texas. They have three children.
Chief Financial Officer
David came to The Seed Company in 2011 after serving as the director of finance and operations for Gospelink, a missionary organization assisting national pastors. Prior to this he was a shareholder in a public accounting firm with an emphasis in nonprofit accounting, auditing and taxation. David is a certified public accountant with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a major in accounting from Thomas Edison State College. David has also been ordained for the work of the ministry. He and his wife, Annalisa, live in Arlington, Texas. They have two children.
Senior Vice President of Advancement
Scott joined The Seed Company in October 2011, serving in his current role. Leadership responsibilities with the advancement teams include development, communications, emerging media and digital content, and prayer. Scott’s experience includes 25 years of marketing leadership and sales performance with Southwest Airlines. He received a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University in economics and philosophy, with postgraduate work in counseling. Scott and his wife, Mary, live in Flower Mound, Texas. They have two sons in college.
Senior Vice President of Field Operations
Henry is senior vice president of field operations for The Seed Company. Before this, he served as vice president of field strategies and new initiatives, as director of field programs in three regions, and in other leadership positions. His work here began in 2001 as a project manager. Henry has a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Wheaton College and a master’s in social research and social policy from the University of Chicago, where he has now completed coursework for his doctorate in social policy. Henry and his wife, Julie, have three children and live in Arlington, Texas.
Senior Vice President of Bible Translation
Larry served as senior vice president for field programs of The Seed Company from 2008 to October 2011, when he began serving in his current position. Larry was vice president for Asia operations for SIL International until 2008. He is currently on the board of Wycliffe USA. Larry received a Bachelor of Arts in classical Greek from Brown University, a Master of Arts in linguistics, and has a Ph.D. in humanities with concentration in linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington. Larry and his wife, Linda, live in Arlington, Texas. They have three adult children.