International Markets Manager

Eileen Pabst is the International Markets Manager for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA). She works to increase the engagement of ISA in the trade and export space by collaborating with farmers, exporters, foreign consulates, soybean buyer teams, and partner organizations. She acts as staff lead for foreign trade teams coming to Illinois and managing the relationship with the ISA team and external organizations also involved with the trade teams; she collaborates with the internal Market Development team, communications team, and ISA contractors to manage ISA’s trade and exports program; and works with the Director of Market Development to manage ISA’s relationship with international trade partners including USSEC, USAPEEC, USMEF, and others.

Pabst earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Consumer Economics, Policy International Trade and Development from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She also earned a minor in Food and Agribusiness Management.

In her former role as Project Manager for the Illinois Pork Producers Association, Pabst coordinated Association sponsored events with lead staff throughout the year, specifically the Illinois Pork Expo. She assisted the Executive Director with legislative issues and Political Action Committee Outreach, oversaw the Employee Betterment Initiative and Community Co-op funding programs, and worked with the Director of Membership to coordinate the annual membership drive and address member concerns.

Focus Areas:
Trade and Exports
Market Access
Trade Services
Transportation and Logistics
Industry Relations