Amy Roady is the director of outreach for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA). In this role, she leads the development and implementation of ISA’s new foundation, pursues partnership opportunities, develops foundation programs, and maintains strong relationships with non-profit organizations and industry stakeholders. Roady also guides ISA’s leadership development and training programs. Roady is skilled with meeting facilitation, strategic communications planning, leadership development, team building, and sustainability programming.
Since joining ISA in 2009, Roady has been active with Center for Food Integrity, Field to Market, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA). She co-leads Illinois Alphabet Soup group, which encourages networking and education for people who implement sustainability programs in Illinois. Under her previous direction as ISA’s communications director, ISA won numerous National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) and AAEA awards.
Roady holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Colorado State University-Global Campus. Roady previously worked for University of Illinois Extension and as a journalist. She enjoys trail running, creative projects and exploring new places with her two school-age boys.
Illinois Soybean Foundation development
Sustainability and nutrient management
Leadership development and training