Clive, IA | Distinguished Ag Alumni: 1998
Jill Greene's agricultural pursuits began where many children wistfully dream of victory—in the 4-H fair show ring. Her unwavering interest in livestock led her to major in animal science as an undergraduate at Purdue University. Although her career began because of an intense love of animals, Greene's paramount talent is clearly communication. As Vice President and Team Leader at Meyocks and Priebe Advertising, Greene is a powerful liaison between food production companies and consumer retailing. She has been vital in the success of many agricultural products, and a catalyst in the development of new agricultural businesses.
Greene joined Meyocks and Priebe in 1990 while the agncy was in its formative stages. Utilizing the team concept of business management, Meyocks and Priebe has emerged at the forefront of advertising companies, and ranks today among the top 355 advertising companies in the United States. Among the agency's clients are such eminent companies as Bayer Animal Health, Kemin Industries, and ABS Global.
Prior to her affiliation with Meyocks and Priebe, Greene's past successes in the industry lent her prominence in her current position. She was a sales representative for such agencies as Elanco Animal Health and Dakon Implement Distributors. As account supervisor for CMF&Z Advertising in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from 1989 to 1996, Greene and her team joined forces with Dow-Elanco in a product launch effort. The affiliation led to the resurgence of the insecticide Lorsban, increasing the market share of the product by 5.7% in one year.
Greene is very active in the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), chairing several important committees and serving as National Vice President in 1996. Despite all of her professional activities, she has found time to operate a crop and cattle farming operation alongside her husband, analyzing and appreciating on a personal level the importance of some of the products she represents.
For contributions to her profession and community, and for bringing distinction to her alma mater, Purdue University School of Agriculture is proud to present the Distinguished Alumna Award to Mrs. Jill G. Greene.