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Each district director is responsible for representing ACES alumni who reside within a specific geographic region in Illinois. He/she communicates the needs and concerns of constituents in their district to the ACES Alumni Association Board of Directors. The director also coordinates at least one social or professional event in his/her district every other year.

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Jim Endress

Jim Endress

District 1 Director

Shannon, IL

B.S. 1974 Teaching of Agricultural Occupations
EDM 1979 Vocational and Technical Education
Current profession: 
Farm Manager - Citizens State Bank

 

Kim Morton

Kim Morton

District 2 Director

Chicago, IL

B.S. 1982 Agricultural Economics
MBA 1990 Depaul University
Current profession: 
Retired Director of Development, College of ACES

Holly Spangler

District 3 Director

Marietta, IL

B.S. 1998 Agricultural Communications
Current profession: 
Associate Editor - Prairie Farmer

David Brown

District 4 Director
Naperville, IL

B.S. 1988 Agricultural Economics
Current profession: 
Vice President - Mondelez International

Charlyn Fargo-Ware

District 5 Director
Jacksonville, IL

B.S. 1978 Home Economics
Current profession: 
Dietitian, HyVee Foods

Raquel Lacey Nelson

District 6 Director
Champaign, IL

B.S. 1997 Ag Science
Current profession: 
Inneraq Consulting LLC, Managing Partner

Ed Marburger

District 7 Director
Mount Olive, IL

B.S. 1979 Agronomy
Current profession: 
Farmer

Trudy West

Trudy West

District 8 Director
Harrisburg, IL

B.S. 1981 Agricultural Communications
Current profession: 
Elementary Substitute Teacher - East Side Intermediate School

Jacob Prather

Jacob Prather

Young Alumni Director
Normal, IL

B.S. 2012 Crop Sciences
Current profession: 
The Climate Corporation, Field Product Specialist
 

Kurt Hansen

Young Alumni Director, Chicago
Lake Zurich, IL

B.S. 2014 Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Current Profession:
Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd.

Patricia McGlaughlin

Patty McGlaughlin

Extension Director
Muncie, IL

B.S. 1982 Agricultural Communications
MEXED 1987 Extension Education
Current profession:  
Extension Specialist, Illinois 4-H 

Gabe Stoll

Gabe Stoll

VP of Alumni Relations

ACES Student Advancement Committee

Senior
Ag Mechinzation

Starr Gibson

Starr Gibson

ACES Council Representative
East St. Louis, IL

Junior
Food Science & Human Nutrition