Meet Our Team & Leadership

Our Leadership provides vision and voice to guide our purpose.

The IAA Foundation is led by a Board of Trustees, elected to serve and represent districts within the Illinois Farm Bureau. 

(Front Row L to R

Evan Hultine, Vice Chairman

Brian Duncan, Chairman

Ken Cripe, Secretary

(Back Row L to R)

Steve Koeller, Trustee

Larry Dallas, Trustee

Mark Reichert, Treasurer


Our Staff

Susan Moore imageSusan Moore, Director 

Home Grown:  I grew up on a grain farm in Knox County, was super active in 4-H and loved being a part of Farm Bureau, including Chicago trips for annual meeting! 

Free Time:  I love to cook and am always up for trying new recipes! I'm a dog mom and love spending time outdoors with my pups, family & friends!   

Why I Work:  I have seen the collective impact of what farmer members and agricultural entities can do when they band together for the good of rural communities and the future of agriculture. I get excited when I think of all the possibilities we can create through philanthropy in Farm Bureau! 


Jennifer Smith, Development ManagerJennifer Smith image

Home Grown: Most people would never know that I didn't grow up on a farm (I should have been my Uncle's daughter). A 3rd generation 4-Her from Champaign County, I have never outgrown my love for the outdoors and the rural way of life.  

Free Time: There's such a thing as free time? I volunteer with 4-H, watch my kids play sports, love to mow my yard (really, I do) and there's a porch swing that calls me to slow down, take it all in, and to be thankful for the beauty of the world around us.  

Why I Work:  Selfishly, I work to satisfy my desire to feel appreciated and valued.  Instinctively, the agricultural community does this better than anyone. Every day I get to work with and for an organization that shares my deeply-rooted values and work to better the lives of farm families.  


Breanne Beisiegel, Development Specialist

Breanne Beisiegel

Home Grown: I grew up on the family farm in St. Clair County and spent most of my spare time at the neighbor's horse farm--riding, giving lessons and trial rides, and helping with chores.  

Free Time: Anything outdoors! I still love riding horses and regularly volunteer at a camp & retreat center in Washington County. I also enjoy spending time cooking, crafting, and hammocking. 

Why I Work:  I believe in the future of ag. It's exciting to know that what we are doing today is planting a seed for tomorrow, whether it's a scholarship to an ag student or an Agriculture in the Classroom lesson to a 3rd grader from the city. We are reaching students of all ages and backgrounds with the common goal of agricultural education.