Staff & Board


ICIA Staff Members

James Fung, Chief Executive Officer
Joe Deford, Chief Operating Officer                        
Kevin Seward, RST, Seed Lab Director
Gil Waibel, RST, Native Seed Program Director
Matheus Benatti, Ph.D., Genetics Lab Director
Justin Milcarek, Marketing Director
Susan Overdorf, Executive Assistant & Event Development
Susan Dadacz, Sample Data Department Head

James Bonick, Warm Germ Department Head
Karen Laffoon, Cold Test Department Head
Srilakshmi Makkena, Ph.D, Research Scientist
Daniel Heiss, Soybean Field Programs
Zach Sparks, Corn Field Programs
Penny Carey, Herbicide Department Head
Karen Miller, CGT, Trait Confirmation Dept Head             
Rachael Sondeno, MS, RGT, AP/LLP, PCR Dept Head                    
Tom Mager, RST, Native Seed Program
Randy Barger, IT Manager
Jayne Wolff, Bookkeeper 

ICIA Lab Technicians

Jeannie Benjamin       Larry Mays           
Kim Bowsher    Christiaan Meadow
Rebekah Raub Curt Miller
Sophie Bailey Samantha Pettit
Melissa Crull Cheryl Schuringa
John DeLuca Alan Shambaugh
Dan Edwards Dave Siemers
Carolyn Fruits Sandra Smith
Judith Hittel Drew Sweet
Shirley Hinkle Jill Weaver-Beams
Holly Albertson Jeff Cass
Kristy Korchnak Jerry Lewis
Suzanne Latoz Fred Halsema

ICIA ExecutiveCommittee

DAVID PEARL President, The Cisco Companies    
JASON MOREHOUSE  Vice President, Beck's Hybrids
MATT NICE Director at Large, Thurston Genetics 
CHUCK SCHNEIDER Immed. Past Pres., Ag Venture, Inc.
MARSHALL MARTIN Purdue Faculty

ICIA Board of Directors

BEN GREEN, Purple Ribbon Seeds 
BARRY JOHNSON, MBS Genetics, 
SAMANTHA BOCK, Inari Agriculture
TROY GINTHER, AgReliant Gentics
AARON WHALEN, Ag Alumni Seed
DAN ROWLAND, Greenleaf Genetics/Syngenta Seedcare 
CHRIS STAIGER, Purdue Faculty 
JOHN STURGES, Bayer Crop Science 
RON TURCO, Purdue Faculty 
MARVIN WIEDERHOLD, Tate & Lyle 
JILL ZELLER, Dow AgroSciences