Advisory Board

Andy Knepp, Chair
     Strategic Account Manager
     Corteva Agrscience



John Buns
     Technical Sales and IL PSM Alumni
     DuPont Industrial Biosciences

Michael Cecava
     President and Founder   
     Cecava Research Consulting

Jillian Elder
     Vice President of Real Estate
     Michaels Stores

Jeff George
     Consultant to the Food Industry

Baljit Ghotra
     Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer 
     Cella Farms

Brittney Madison 
   Product Marketing Manager and IL PSM Alum
   Valent BioSciences

Matt Riggs
    Production & Sales
    Riggs Beer Company

Keith A. Searles
    Chief Executive Officer
    Urban GIS

Adam Thompson
    Senior Scientist

Dave Wengerhoff
    Food Partners Consulting


Past Members

Peter BellThermo Fisher Scientific
Andrew Dahlem, Eli Lilly and Company
Dave Dilley, LI-COR Biosciences
Keith Garleb, Abbott Laboratories   
Robert Graesser, Bayer CropScience LP
David Isenhour, Dow AgroSciences LLC
Mark MatlockArcher Daniels Midland Company
Dan Kittle, Dow Agrosciences
Patrick Morgan, LI-COR Biosciences    
Stig Lanesskog, University of Illinois
Bob Randle, Genera Energy LLC
Keith Schafer, Power Packaging (Excel)
Vivek Sharma, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Matt Wong, AGCO Corporation
Matei Stroila, Allstate Insurance
Aaron Schacht, Elanco Animal Health
Pete Clark, Genective
Misha Shah, AGCO Corporation
Mark Moran, John Deere Technology Innovation Center
Barbara Goodman, Cures Within Reach
Dustin Starkey, Abbott Nutrition



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