Former Fellows


James L. Herbert
CEO, Neogen Corporation

Jim Herbert is President, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Neogen Corporation, which develops, manufactures and markets a diverse line of products dedicated to food and animal safety in Lansing, Mich. Since its founding by Jim in 1982, Neogen has pioneered rapid diagnostic testing and offers more than 400 products for food and animal safety. The test kits have gained worldwide use and acceptance, and now serve as the "gold standard" for numerous domestic and international regulatory agencies and industries. Neogen has been named as one of Forbes Magazine's 200 Best Small Companies in America, and was named in April by Forbes Magazine as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies in America. Jim serves on Michigan's Agriculture Policy Committee and on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Strategic Fund, both appointed by the Governor of Michigan.

Jim graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1963 with a double major in animal science and journalism. As an undergraduate, he served as chapter president. He and his wife, Judi, reside in Lansing, Mich., and have a son and daughter.

Presentation titles:
"Developing Leadership Skills in Graduate School for Industry"
"What Choices Can You Make to Grow as a Leader in Your Career?"



James Herbert