BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) has named Todd Main as Director of Market Development.
Main has more than 20 years of experience in leading initiatives to develop support for sustainable public policies. He is a trusted policy advisor to leaders in business, non-profits, governments, and foundations as well as candidates for public office including extended assignments in Washington D.C., the Great Lakes region and the southwestern U.S. He served as a strategic advisor to top executives on environmental, transportation and renewable energy policy including the Governor of Illinois, other state cabinet members, and federal agency officials. Previously, he was chief of staff for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources with primary responsibility for agency operations.
“Todd has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement and managing coalitions, program planning, resource budgeting, and setting organizational goals,” says John Lumpe, ISA CEO. “His previous experience as the Transportation and Infrastructure Advisor to ISA means he has already developed relationships within our network of collaborators, and he is well-poised to grow those relationship investments into new marketplace opportunities for Illinois soy.”
As Director of Market Development, Main will oversee the ISA Lombard location and the work done by the ISA Market Development Department. He will develop new strategy in support of ISA’s goals in trade, animal agriculture, transportation and logistics, new uses for soy, biodiesel, human nutrition, and others. Main will also monitor opportunities to increase the market share of soy in existing and new markets.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability. For more information, visit the websites www.ilsoy.org and www.ilsoygrowers.com.
— Illinois Soybean Association