Kaylee Hillinger

District 2

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 completing her undergrad degree. Kaylee and her husband Derek have two children, Ada and Myles. Outside of work, Kaylee enjoys photography. She and her family love traveling and experiencing new cultures around the world. They also spend a tremendous amount of time outdoors and are excited to have a new home on a couple of acres for gardening and more room to play.


Kaylee earned her associate’s degree from Kishwaukee College and her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in Animal Science.  She continued her education by earning her master's degree for the University of Illinois in Animal Agriculture Production.


How do you believe the landscape of the industry has changed over the last five years? 

“We’ve seen a tiny glimpse of the technology that will continue to drive forward progress of pig health and performance in the next five years. These technologies have been reimagined, rapidly improved, been tested, and have been implemented by early adopters. This landscape is setting the stage for the pork industry for the years to come.”