We are happy to announce that Randy Olson has accepted our offer to be the next Executive Director of the ILPA. Randy is a native Iowan, has a Bachelor’s Degree from Simpson College, an MBA from the University of Iowa and is a Certified Association Executive. Randy’s past work history includes employment with the Iowa Biodiesel Board, U.S. Soybean Export Council, Iowa Poultry Association, and Iowa Egg Council. Randy was heavily involved in the response to the Avian Influenza outbreak here in Iowa in 2015 and helped guide the industry through that difficult time. Randy’s experience in other trade associations and his Iowa background will provide him the tools to effectively lead the ILPA.
Randy’s first day with ILPA will be Monday October 24, 2016. He and Rich White will be working together until White retires on December 31.