Vice President, Global Farm Animal Innovation & US Farm Animal Marketing, Elanco
Growing up in Michigan on a purebred cow/calf operation, Katie earned a dual degree from Michigan State University in animal science and marketing. After graduation, she started her career with Elanco in a cattle sales territory in southwest Oklahoma. She spent the next 10 years in the US Beef Marketing and Beef Management team with a variety of roles in marketing and sales management. During this time, she also earned a dual Indiana University-Purdue University M.B.A. and M.S. in agricultural economics. In 2016, Katie led the Elanco Global Sales Force Excellence Strategy & teams focused on enabling a best in class selling organization. Followed by 2 years in Canada where she was the General Manger for Elanco Canada. In the fall of 2020, Katie returned to Indiana and currently leads the Elanco Global Farm Animal Innovation & Cattle teams and the US Farm Animal Marketing Organization overseeing the innovation strategy for the global farm animal business and the US specific marketing strategies for the US Poultry, Cattle and Swine businesses.