Board of Directors

The Illinois Pork Producers Association is represented by a Board of Directors from 6 regional districts and up to 12 at-large positions along with National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council and other industry representatives.


District 1

Jill Brokaw

Jill Biddle-Brokaw, along with husband Travis, and kids Jake and Abby live in Aledo.  She grew up on her family farm in Joy, Il and returned four years ago to continue on with the third generation of Biddle pork production.  Biddle Farm Inc. is a farrow to finish operation and a PIC gilt multiplier.  Jill is active in day-to-day operations and coordinates feed and logistics with their contract growers in western Illinois and eastern Iowa.   When she is not on the farm you will…

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District 2

Tom Wilkey

Tom is the district #2 Director from Livingston County and has previously served on the PAC committee for several years. He grew up on a small grain and farrow-to-finish operation. While attending college he began working for brothers Art and Ken Lehmann, experiencing all areas of production through his 22 years of employment. He is currently the sow farm manager at Strawn Pork, formerly known as Lehmann Bros. Farms. Additionally, Tom is a partner in Bluff Road Genetics LLC and SMWD, a custom manure…

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District 3

Darren Sims

Darren is a fourth-year member of the IPPA board but has been involved with the Western Illinois Pork Producers since 2005. He will be serving on the PAC and Industry Services and Production Technology/Research Committees. He is part owner of a 5,000-sow breed-wean operation on his 5th generation family farm that producers approximately 130,000 pigs per year. He is also a partner in a 1,700-acre corn & soybean operation. He and his wife, Andrea, have been married since 2005 and have 2 children,…

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District 4

Blane Olson

Blane and his wife Kristi live with their four children outside of Elkhart. They raise purebred Durocs with a focus on showpig and breeding stock production.  Blane also judges swine shows at the local, state and national level. Blane and Kristi are also production partners with the Maschhoffs in a wean to finish operation and parter with Blane’s parents in a corn and soybean operation in Southern Logan Country. Blane serves as the Central Director on the United Duroc Swine Registry.…

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District 5

Alan Kollmann

Alan is the current Past President of the Illinois Pork Producers Association President. During his years on the board he has served on a variety of committees including State Fair, Production Tech/Research, and Committee Chair for Education and Youth.   He is a third generation farmer from Effingham County. On the farm, he has a contract barn with 1,000 head in a feeder-to-finish operation, 40 show pig sows, and a small grain farm of corn and soybeans.   Alan and his wife, Michelle, have…

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District 6

Josh Maschhoff

Josh Maschhoff, wife Angela, and sons Kyler and Brayson reside in Nashville, IL.  Josh is a Production Director for The Maschhoffs with primary responsibility for 25,000 sows and associated finishers between Southern Illinois and Missouri.  He has worked in production operations for 6 years and prior to that wrote CNMPs and constructed sow farms and finishing facilities across the state.  Josh is also part of the 6th generation of the family business.  

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Officer Team
Thomas Titus


Chad Leman


Cheryl Walsh

Vice President/Treasurer

Alan Kollmann

Current Past President

At Large Directors
Kent Blunier

At Large

Katie Brown


Dereke Dunkirk

At Large

Emmalee Haege

At Large

Pam Janssen

At Large

Jason Propst

At Large

Rachel Schulte


Dale Weitekamp


Tyler Main


Corbin Uitermarkt

Allied Industry Representative

Roy Flach

IL Purebred Swine Council Representative

Patrick Bane

NPB Representative

Gary Speckhart

IFB Liaison