Amelia Iliohan joined NASDA in November 2023. In her role as associate director of events and member engagement, she manages and executes NASDA’s annual conferences and assists NASDA’s regional and affiliate organizations with meeting programming. She also helps strengthen NASDA’s member engagement by coordinating events designed to facilitate relationship-building and cross-collaboration among states. Amelia came to NASDA from U.S. Grains Council where she served as the Manager of Industry Relations. Amelia earned her bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Kentucky in agriculture and master’s degree in agriculture and communication from the University of Florida. Amelia is from Kentucky and enjoys cooking, traveling, floral design and hosting friends at her home in her free time.