Jayma Appleby serves as director of industry relations for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA). She is the liaison with industry partners both inside and outside of agriculture to establish and build stakeholder relationships, outreach and influence that benefit the association. She is based in ISA’s Chicago office.
Prior to joining ISA, Appleby spent nearly 15 years working in agricultural public relations with food and agricultural clients. She is a member of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) and currently serves as president of the Chicago NAMA chapter. Appleby is a graduate of Iowa State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and a secondary degree in international agriculture.
She enjoys spending time with friends and family, live music, traveling, reading, Chicago sports and finding her next adventure.
Chicago-based meeting facilitator
Coalition support and engagement
Customer relationship building
Industry issues monitoring
New business opportunities
Strategic engagements with key stakeholders