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 Brokaw grew up on her family farm Biddle Farm Inc. and is a third generation pig farmer.  Her family farm is a farrow-to-finish operation that includes, three sow farms, contract finishing barns, and their own feed mill.  They are also a PIC gilt multiplier and grow corn and soybeans.  Jill’s role on her family farm has evolved over the past year to primarily involve gilt sales.   This year she stepped into a role with The National Pork Board in producer outreach and…

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District 2

Kaylee Hillinger

Kaylee Hillinger has been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health for the past eight years in sales and marketing roles within the swine division. Kaylee partners with producers and veterinarians across Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan to improve pig health and performance. She grew up on a hobby farm in Maple Park, Illinois and began her involvement in the swine industry in college. She gained pork industry experience with multiple production systems and university research projects while…

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District 3

Beth Spiekermeier

Beth Spiekermeier is a Finishing Records Department Manager with over 17 years’ experience in multiple facets of the swine industry for Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. clients in Hancock County. She joined the Carthage System and held multiple roles within both Professional Swine Management, LLC, and Carthage Veterinary Serve, Ltd., such as laboratory technician, logistics, manager and training, and education coordinator. In 2014, she transitioned to PIC as a health assurance specialist…

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District 4

Blane Olson

Blane Olson is the 3rd generation to own and operate their diverse grain and livestock operation in Logan County.  He operates a purebred Duroc showpig and breeding stock operation and, most recently, has added a wean-to-market partnership with the Maschhoffs. The Olson family have raised Purebred hogs for over 50 years.  This foundation and passion for raising livestock has been in their family for three generations and helped develop their interest in expanding into the commercial industry.…

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District 5

Dr. Will Fombell

Dr. Will Fombelle grew up on a farrow-to-finish swine farm in Douglas County, where he was actively involved in the day-to-day operation of the farm. His family converted their farm from sows into a contract finishing operation which continued until his father retired in 2018. Will is a partner and swine veterinarian at Carthage Veterinary Service.  He is based out of Teutopolis, IL and services clients in Illinois as well as the surrounding states.  Growing up, Will was involved in 4-H…

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District 6

Josh Maschhoff

Josh Maschhoff was raised around his family’s pork farm in rural Clinton County.  Josh is a Director of Production and Flow for The Maschhoffs and is part of the 6th generation of the family business.  Over the last 15 years he has served the business in various roles writing Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMP), managing environmental stewardship on the family’s farms, overseeing construction on sow farms and finishing facilities across the state, and managing…

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Officer Team
Chad Leman


Cheryl Walsh


Josh Maschhoff

Vice President/Treasurer

Jill Brokaw


Thomas Titus

Current Past President

At Large Directors
Kent Blunier

At Large

Katie Brown


Emmalee Haege

At Large

Pam Janssen

At Large

Randy Kuker

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