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

Tyler Main

Tyler Main works on his family’s grain and swine farm in Knox County. His family grows corn and soybeans and raises pigs from wean-to-finish. His grandfather, father and uncle have all been pork producers. He grew up on their family's grain and livestock farm. His dad and uncle had a 750- sow farrow to finish operation until 2011 when they made the decision to sell the sows and invest in a sow cooperative. His dad served on the county level and helps with the fair each year. His uncle…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

District 4

Thomas Titus

Thomas Titus recently joined the Partners for Production Agriculture team as a Swine Trade Agent/Broker based out of Logan County, working with Eastern Cornbelt swine producers. Thomas is a multi-generational pig farmer that comes from a family of servant leaders focused on giving back to the pork industry. He was raised on a grain and livestock farm and currently raises pigs with his wife’s family. Both his parents and in-laws have been very active within IPPA for multiple decades. Working…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
Officer Team
Cheryl Walsh


Josh Maschhoff

Vice President/Treasurer

Katie Brown


Chad Leman

Current Past President

At-Large Directors
Kent Blunier


Katie Brown


Brock Burgener


Emmalee Haege


Randy Kuker


Rachel Schulte


Kristi Smith


Dale Weitekamp


Corbin Uitermarkt

Allied Industry Representative

Blane Olson

IL Purebred Swine Council Representative

Patrick Bane

NPB Representative

Don Meyer

IFB Liaison