Todd Lowery, President / CEO
Todd graduated from Illinois State University in 1992 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Relations and a Minor in Political Science. He served as a Congressional Aide for Congressman Thomas Ewing for four years before starting a career in communications at radio stations in central Illinois. Prior to joining the IALF, Todd served as the Government and Public Affairs Manager with the McLean County Chamber of Commerce in Bloomington, Illinois
Nicole Solberg, Administrative Director
The position of Administrator Director, manages the functions of the office, alumni outreach and contributes to the development and execution of the foundation’s educational seminars, alumni relations.
Nicole came to Bloomington from Belvidere, IL in 2003 to attend Illinois State University. She received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English in 2008 and a Master’s of Science degree in Professional Writing and Rhetoric in 2013. Prior to joining the IALF staff, Nicole spent seven years as a stay at home mom to her two young sons. Nicole is new to the agriculture industry, but her grandfather, father-in-law, and husband all have careers in ag. When not working, Nicole loves spending time with her family and cheering on the Cubs.
Maranda Joos, Development & Finances Director
Mellisa McMillan, Program Director