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Todd Atkinson

Ex-external affairs director

USDA Farm Service Agency

Jay Brown

Chairman, CEO

Vetgate Global

Sara Bunting

Global training manager

John Deere

Colleen Callahan

Director, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Distinguished Service Award recipient

David Chicoine

ACES dean, 1995-2001

South Dakota State president, 2007-16

Ken Dallmier

President, Chief Operating Officer

Clarkson Grain Co.

Jason DeHaan

Chief information officer


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Steven Deller

Professor, Community Development Specialist

University of Wisconsin Extension

Ivan 'Alex' Dozier

Chief Illiniwek 38

Senior agronomist, IntelinAir

Jim Eichhorst

Maryland state director

Farm Service Agency

Cesar Escalante

Professor, University of Georgia

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Jack Groppel

Former Illini men’s tennis coach (1978-81)

Co-founder, Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute

Michael Gunderson

Professor/Director, Center for Food & Agricultural Business

Purdue University

Tim Hassinger


Dow AgroSciences

Sean Hennessy

Food/nutrition coordinator

Humane Society of U.S.

Judy Hevrdejs

Writer, editor, columnist

Chicago Tribune, Daily News

Devon Izard

Acquisitions & investments manager

Murray Wise Associates

Eric Jackson


Pipeline Foods

Sydney Jarrett Williams

Project/portfolio manager


Susan Johnson

ACES Award of Merit

U of Colorado professor

Mike Kerns

Discovery lead, wheat

Bayer CropScience

Kim Kidwell

Associate Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives

Dean, College of ACES, 2016-21

Eric Mathis

VP/global sourcing

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp.

Janet Hoffman Mathis

2021 ACES Award of Merit recipient

President/CEO, Elevate Illinois

Jenny McGaffigan

Former UI tennis star

John Deere