Eileen Urish grew up near Havana, Illinois on a grain and livestock farm. She served as the 2017 Illinois Pork Ambassador and interned in Washington, DC in 2019 for The National Pork Producers Council as the International Trade Intern representing the industry on both state and federal levels.
She graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Agriculture and Consumer Economics in May 2020. Eileen loves to travel and explore small businesses with family and friends in her spare time.
Eileen joined IPPA in 2020 as Project Coordinator. She oversees Illinois Pork Expo and asissts staff leads at association events throughout the year. Additionally, she provides office support to other staff members on a variety of assigned programs including membership and communication efforts.