Tricia Braid

Director of Communications

Tricia Braid joined IL Corn as Director of Communications in July 2009.

Tricia is responsible for the communications, marketing, and PR plans for both corn associations. She acts as the IL Corn spokesperson, managing issues and evaluating programming for its effectiveness.

Before coming to IL Corn, Tricia was the Radio News Manager for RFD Radio with the Illinois Farm Bureau. Her other work experience includes Field Editor for Illinois AgriNews and Prairie Farmer Magazine, Communications Director for the Macon County Farm Bureau, and AgriBusiness Director for WMBD/WIRL, Peoria.

Tricia is a graduate of University High School in Normal. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in International Agricultural Economics from the University of Wyoming. She is also a graduate of the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program.

Tricia resides in Heyworth with husband Jeff and their children; Duncan, Ian, Graham and Hazel.