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Vocational/Career-Oriented Directors

Each vocational director shall have majored in a course of study or shall have pursued a vocation or profession that involves the course of study within one of the seven different departments of the college. The vocational directors serve as ex-officio members of the department's advisory committees and provide updates on his/her respective department during ACES Alumni Association Board of Directors meetings.

Jeff Behme

Agricultural & Biological Engineering 
Carlinville, IL 

B.S. 1995 Technical Systems Management
Current profession: 
International Fleet Strategy Specialist, Bayer CropSciences 

 

 

David Brown

Agricultural & Consumer Economics 
Naperville, IL

B.S. 1988 Agricultural Economics
 

Kevin Fromme

Animal Sciences 
Bloomington, IL

B.S. 1999 Animal Sciences
Current profession: 
Senior Sales Specialist, Tyson Fresh Meats

Karen Corrigan

Crop Sciences
Goodfield, IL

B.S. 1997 Agronomy
M.S. 1999 Wisconsin-Madison
Current profession: 
Agronomist, McGillicuddy Corrigan Agronomics

Annie Murray-Easterday

Food Science & Human Nutrition
 

B.S. 2007 Food, Science and Human Nutrition
Current profession: 
Owner, LA Gourmet Catering and Pear Tree Estate

Alison Leipsiger

Alison Leipsiger

Human Development & Family Studies
Chicago, IL 

B.S. '07 Human Development & Family Studies
MSW '10 - Washington University in St. Louis
Licensed Social Worker, May 2015

Profession:  Director of Policy and Advocacy, Forefront

 

Jennifer Woodyard

Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences 
Effingham, IL

B.S. '15 Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences 
Current profession: 
Watershed Outreach Associate, University of Illinois Extension

Tim McDermott

Tim McDermott

Agricultural Education Vocational Director
Waterloo, IL

B.S. '04 Ag Education
M.S. '09 Educational Leadership, Mckendree University

Current Profession:
Agricultural Instructor, Waterloo High School

Lyle Orwig

Lyle Orwig

Ag Communications Vocational Director
Wales, Wisconsin

B.S. '74 Ag Communications

Current Profession:
Charleston|Orwig - Chairman & Partner