Staff & Board


ICIA Staff Members

James Fung, Chief Executive Officer
John Zheng, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer                       
Laura Donaldson, Seed Lab Director
Matheus Benatti, Ph.D., Genetics Lab Director
Brenton Leach, Genetics Lab Supervisor
Shofiqul Islam, Ph.D., Research Scientist
Justin Milcarek, Marketing and Customer Service Manager
Susan Overdorf, Organization Culture Manager & Executive Admin
Logan Cass, Soybean Field Programs & EHS Manager
Zach Sparks, Corn Field Programs
Samantha Pettit, Genetics Lab Protein Specialist                                
Tom Mager, RST, Seed Lab Supervisor
Ken McCallister, Sample Admin Supervisor
Randy Barger, IT Manager
Jayne Wolff, Bookkeeper 

ICIA Executive Committee
JIM PARKS  President, Corteva Agriscience
MARSHALL MARTIN Vice President, Martin Acres, LLC
GENE KASSMEYER  Director at Large, Inari 
MARVIN WIEDERHOLD Immed. Past Pres., The Cisco Companies
BERNIE ENGEL Purdue Faculty
ICIA Board of Directors
SAMANTHA BOCK, Advanced Agrilytics                                                   
 
ROGER BUDREAU, Remington Seeds 
TROY GINTHER, AgReliant Gentics
BRETT JONES, Ingredion         
TROY MCKILLIP, AgVenture McKillip Seeds
TESFAYE MENGISTE, Purdue University                                                 
DAN ROWLAND, Greenleaf Genetics/Syngenta Seedcare 
JOHN STURGES, Bayer Crop Science 
RON TURCO, Purdue Faculty   
ROBERT WALLER, Benson Hill 
AARON WHALEN, Ag Alumni Seed