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The Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) is proud to announce the hiring of its new executive director, Jodi Legge.

As the executive director for WLIC, Legge will lead the organization in managing the state’s identification and information system to protect animal health and market access. She began serving in this role in August 2017.

“We are excited to have Jodi take on this role to serve Wisconsin’s agriculture industry and to build upon this established information system that protects animal health,” says Keith York, president of the WLIC board. “Her skills in communication, marketing and organizational management will prove to be invaluable as WLIC works to strengthen its connections with industry partners and increase our programming.”

WLIC was first established in 2002 as a means to help strengthen and advance animal disease traceability in Wisconsin and the nation as a whole.

“The key to maintaining the vibrant agricultural economy we have here in Wisconsin is to maintain market access, and doing so includes maintaining a system of animal identification. WLIC helps to accomplish this,” says York.

Previously, Legge served as the Executive Director for March of Dimes in Wisconsin for five years. During her tenure, the Wisconsin Chapter realigned its infrastructure and staff responsibilities, doubled the size of the Chapter Board, and posted double digit increases in special events revenue. Prior to this position, Legge worked for 20 years in various non-profit and corporate entities, including serving for three years as the Deputy Director of Communications & Marketing for the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

Legge has received several Wisconsin Newspaper Association awards for reporting on community and social issues, as well as a community award from the Wisconsin Bar Association. She has been a member of the International Association of Business Communicators, various Rotary Clubs and Chambers throughout Wisconsin and has served on her Church Council as both a member and Chair.

Legge has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Management Studies from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Legge is married and has two adult sons and four grandsons. She enjoys spoiling her grandsons, politics, cooking, travel and rooting for the Green Bay Packers.