National AFA Alliance Advisory Council

The Alliance

Create lifelong relationships, give back and never stop growing

The National AFA Alliance Advisory Council oversees the Alliance Alumni Network. During their terms, the ten council members support the mission of the Alliance and cultivate relationships among fellow alumni that encourage engagement with AFA. The National AFA Alliance Advisory Council is integral in fulfilling the mission of the Alliance.

The Council is seeking to fill five member seats to serve March 1, 2023-February 28, 2025. If you are interested in positively influencing the Alliance program, and giving your time and talent, apply here. Click here to see Council position description and expectations.

National AFA Alliance Advisory Council Duties

Recognize fellow alumni through the Bridge Builder Award and Celebration
Bring alumni together through casual, formal and virtual events
Encourage a philanthropic spirit among alumni and help alumni reconnect by volunteering and giving
Help AFA alumni to grow as thought leaders and change agents
Advisory Council Members
Clayton Michael-Butler
Council Chair + Founder & CEO
Upper Echelon Consulting
Brad Blaha
Brad Blaha
Coordinator of Recruiting and Academic Services
South Dakota State University
Jessica Blosberg
Jessica Blosberg
Online EFL and Agriculture Teacher
Jacob Dailey
Jacob Dailey
Council Vice Chari + Crop Insurance Specialist
Jackson Crop Insurance
Nathan Laudan
Nathan Laudan
Director of Education
American Royal Association
Kate Maertens
DDG Merchandiser
Renewable Products Marketing
Mikaela Maloney
Mikaela Maloney
Social Media and PR Manager
Topanga McBride
Topanga McBride
Digital Content Specialist
Midan Marketing
Heather Volpe
Heather Volpe
NK Seed Brand Marketing Lead
Ellen Zimmerman
Director, Industry Relations
U.S. Grains Council