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Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation News   
May 2, 2022
Meet the IALP Class of 2023
 Cheni Filios, Batavia, is the Global Product Manager for Vegetables at PanAmerican Seed, a part of Ball Horticultural Company, she is responsible for vegetable and herb crop product development and assortment management. Cheni has worked in the horticulture industry for her entire career including international experience at Plant and Food Research in New Zealand and Ball Colegrave in England.  Cheni enjoys sharing her passion of horticulture through mentoring and teaching school students and teachers, recruiting undergraduate interns, and supporting efforts to increase public awareness of the horticulture industry.  She is a graduate of Cornell University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences and a Master of Science in Horticulture Crop Management Systems with a Minor in Marketing and Food Distribution. 
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Alumni News
Becky Doyle (IALP '84) was honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois as a recipient of the Order of Lincoln: "Illinois's highest honor for professional achievement and public service." You can view a recording of this event HERE. Watch for an introduction by IALF Chairman, Dan Kelley (IALP '84) around the 53 minute mark. 

After spending more than a decade in strategic planning and business development, Deanna Zwicker (IALP '20), has paired her professional experience with a deep mindful lens. With a strong focus on mindful leadership, she works with her clients to maximize their personal, professional, and organizational goals. Her purpose is to help advance individuals and teams toward their objectives more efficiently and strategically.  Learn more at
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Class of 2023 Upcoming Seminars
  • Business Communication, Outreach, and the Media Seminar     
                  June 22-24
  • GROWMARK Global Challenges Seminar     
                  July 20-22
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