External Advisory Board

The ADMI External Advisory Board provides strategic guidance and assistance to the Institute. The board meets annually and is comprised of members representing various academic, commercial, governmental and non-governmental institutions with strong interests and experience in postharvest loss issues.

Robert Easter (Chairperson), President Emeritus, University of Illinois

Usha Barwale-Zehr, Director and Chief Technology Officer, Mahyco Seeds

Jennifer Bernhard, Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering, University of Illinois

Alesha Black, Director, Global Food and Agriculture Program, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Ashok Gulati, Chair Professor of Agriculture, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Pradeep Khanna, Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate Relations and International Development, University of Illinois

Kent Miller, Global Director, Enterprise Strategic Quality, John Deere

Marcelo Duarte Monteiro, Secretary of State for Infrastructure and Logistics, State Government of Mato Grosso, Brazil

Jimmy Smith, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute

Alison Taylor, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) (ex-officio)

Robert Zeigler, Director General Emeritus, International Rice Research Institute