National Leadership Team

National Sorority Board

The purpose of the National Sorority Board is to:

  • Oversee the Sorority’s national operations and management in accordance with the National Bylaws, policies and procedures.
  • Provide guidance to collegiate and alumnae chapters.
  • Facilitate bonds of sisterhood between members.
  • Serve as representatives of Sigma Alpha at sorority, industry and affiliated association events.

President

Kimberly Stassen Neumann

nationalpresident@sigmaalpha.org

Kim earned her bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness from North Dakota State University in December of 2009. An alumna of the Upsilon Chapter and an active member of the Sigma Alpha NDSU Alumnae, she was inducted into the chapter’s Alumnae Hall of Fame in 2018. She served the Sorority on a national level as a Chapter Consultant from 2011-2014 and as Vice President from 2015-2019. Kim is a loan officer at AgCountry Farm Credit Services and serves on the Women’s Group bringing educational and networking opportunities to female customers. She is a Director on the American Berkshire Foundation Board and the Treasurer of the Redwood County Corn & Soybean Growers Association. Kim and her husband, Brad, live on Brad’s family farm near Wabasso, MN. Because of the tremendous impact Sigma Alpha made in her life, Kim wants to ensure that same experience is available to fellow sisters.

Vice President

Carmen Benson

vicepresident@sigmaalpha.org

Carmen is a proud alumna of the Alpha Omicron Chapter where she served as the Philanthropy Chairwoman and 1st Vice President. She is a Fulbright Specialist, Army combat veteran, and agricultural education specialist with 12+ years of project management and capacity building experience in the U.S and abroad. Carmen started her career as a middle and high school agriculture teacher and FFA advisor after earning her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. She served as the Curriculum Writer and as a Facilitator for the Sigma Alpha and AGR leadership seminars for three years. Carmen, her husband, and two dogs (Duke and Scout) recently resettled in Georgia, near family and old friends. She is currently pursuing a PhD at Texas A&M University with an emphasis in Program Evaluation and Non-Profit Management.

Treasurer

Jessica Graham

treasurer@sigmaalpha.org

Jessica graduated in 2006 from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture science. An alumna of the Alpha Pi Chapter, she has served on the National Sorority Board as the Professional Development Director and Vice President, and as a Leadership Seminar Coordinator. She received her master’s degree in education with an emphasis in instructional leadership and curriculum/instruction. Jessica is currently an Agriculture Science teacher specializing in Veterinary Medicine. In her free time, Jessica loves cooking, traveling, and attending any sports event involving the Fightin’ Texas Aggies with her daughter, Delanie.

Secretary

Brooke Carter Greene

secretary@sigmaalpha.org

Brooke received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a minor in Agriculture Business from the University of Tennessee in 2011.  While there, she served as the Theta chapter Treasurer for two years.  Brooke currently works as a Key Account Manager for ADM in their Animal Nutrition division.  When not answering phone calls from customers, Brooke enjoys relaxing at her home in southern Indiana with her husband, horses, and chickens, or traveling to her beef farm in East Tennessee and visiting family.

Collegiate Membership Director

Jennifer Webster

collegiate@sigmaalpha.org

Jennifer has always been passionate about agriculture starting at a young age by growing up on crop and livestock farm in Western Wisconsin. Her passion for agriculture continued to grow as she became increasingly interested in commodity merchandising from watching her dad sell his grain. She went on to pursue an agribusiness degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where she joined Sigma Alpha and found individuals who valued agriculture as much as she did. Throughout her time as a collegiate member, she volunteered on committees and participated in a variety of events. Upon graduation, Jennifer obtained employment from CHS Inc where she has held a variety of commodity merchandising roles over nearly 8 years. For the past 4 years, Jennifer has taken on the role of chapter consultant for the National Leadership Team working with chapters across region 6 and 1 to help them become stronger chapters. She hopes to continue her journey with the National Leadership Team.

Professional Development Director

Andrea Schroeder

professionaldevelopment@sigmaalpha.org

Andrea graduated from South Dakota State University in 2016 with a degree in Ag Communications and served as president and sisterhood chair at the Omega chapter. In 2020, Andrea served as an AGR/Sigma Alpha Leadership Seminar Facilitator. She is the owner of Avenue A by Andrea, focusing on weddings, portraits and livestock photography. When she isn’t behind the camera or computer, you can find Andrea playing with her son or traveling to visit extended family on their farms in Nebraska and South Dakota.

Development Director

Tasha King

development@sigmaalpha.org

Tasha graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in December 2013 where she was an active member of the Alpha Beta chapter. She continued her education at University of Nebraska receiving her masters and doctorate in Ruminant Nutrition. During Tasha’s graduate school career, she served as both a chapter consultant and development director for Sigma Alpha. She stepped away from the position to finish her doctorate and begin her career. Currently, Tasha is an Assistant Professor of Animal Science at Arkansas Tech University serving as a co-advisor for the Beta Tau chapter.

Communications Director

Angela Scott

communicationsdirector@sigmaalpha.org

Angela graduated in 2016 from California State University – Chico with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a minor in agricultural business. She was vice president and recruitment chair of the Alpha Iota Chapter. She is currently a territory business manager for Zoetis and specializes in beef cattle health. Angela is building a “side hustle” of buying, growing, and selling feeder calves. In her spare time, she teaches Jazzercise and manages PR for the Oregon CattleWomen’s Association.

Outreach Director

Katelyn Zeamer

outreach@sigmaalpha.org

Katelyn is a proud alumna of the Beta Zeta chapter at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, where she served two terms as chapter treasurer while earning her BS in Animal Science in 2017. She continued her education at South Dakota State University where she earned an MS is Swine Nutrition. Katelyn works as a Swine Technical Sales Specialist and Formulator for Purina Animal Nutrition. She previously served as a chapter consultant for region 3 from 2020-2022. In her free time, she enjoys assisting the Beta Zeta alumnae chapter as president elect, serving on the endowment committee for Winneshiek County 4-H, and spending time exploring the bluffs of Northeast Iowa with her dog, Scout.

Meet the Chapter Consultants

The Sigma Alpha Chapter Consultant program exists to:

    • Offer consistent and timely delivery of Sorority services, resources and communications.
    • Provide a consistent and timely review and evaluation of chapter activities for compliance with the Sorority’s mission, objective and policies.
    • Support, mentor and guide collegiate chapter officers in the performance of their duties.

Liz Young

chapterconsultant1@sigmaalpha.org
Region 1: CA, ID, MT, OR, WA
Kappa, Lambda, Xi, Alpha Iota, Alpha Phi, Beta Epsilon, Beta Omega, Gamma Beta

Liz graduated from the University of Arizona in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Anthropology and minors in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Marine Sciences. She was an active member of the Alpha Rho chapter, serving as Secretary, Scholarship Chair, and Recruitment Chair. She continued her education with a Master of Arts in Anthropology from East Carolina University, completing an internship on virtual museum exhibit use during the COVID-19 pandemic. She now lives in Arizona, working as an entertainment writer for two major media websites. In her free time, she enjoys watching horror movies, rekindling her love of reading, and taking naps with her cat Gotham Gomez.

Carleigh Obenshain

chapterconsultant2@sigmaalpha.org
Region 2: AZ, CO, KS, NM, OK, WY
Nu, Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Nu, Alpha Rho, Alpha Sigma, Alpha Omega, Beta Mu, Beta Psi

Carleigh graduated from New Mexico State University in 2020, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business and Agriculture Economics. She is a charter member of the Alpha Sigma Chapter, and held the positions of President, and 1st Vice President during her time as an active member. Upon Graduation, Carleigh moved to Minnesota and started her career with Hormel Foods. She now lives in Iowa, working as a territory manager for Hormel. Carleigh served as a 2022 Leadership Seminar facilitator for Sigma Alpha, and looks forward to continuing to grow her passion for this organization! 

Abbie Cox

chapterconsultant3@sigmaalpha.org
Region 3: IA, MO, NE, ND, SD
Delta, Omicron, Upsilon, Omega, Alpha Beta, Alpha Delta, Alpha Xi, Alpha Chi

Abbie is a 2021 graduate from Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science, a minor in Education, and a focus in dairy management. She was an active member of the Alpha Psi chapter during her collegiate tenure, serving as the 2nd Vice President and President. She grew up in Central New York on a small dairy farm, and in her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with friends, family, and dogs! 

Bryn Swearingen

chapterconsultant4@sigmaalpha.org
Region 4: LA, MS, TX
Zeta, Rho, Phi, Alpha Zeta, Alpha Eta, Alpha Pi, Beta Pi, Beta Upsilon

Bryn is an alumna of the Alpha Omega Chapter at Kansas State University where she received an undergraduate and a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics. She currently is an Agricultural Economist for the USDA-Economic Research Service in Kansas City, Missouri, where her research focuses are wheat markets, price analysis, and grain storage. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, crafting, and spending time with her niece and nephews.

Liz Grady

chapterconsultant5@sigmaalpha.org
Region 5: IL, IN, WI
Beta, Sigma, Alpha Gamma, Alpha Mu, Alpha Tau, Beta Delta, Beta Zeta, Beta Xi

Liz earned her Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in May of 2020. She currently works for Midwestern BioAg as a Marketing Coordinator in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. As an undergraduate, Liz was very active in Sigma Alpha, having served as President and Public Relations Chair of the Alpha Tau Chapter. Liz is a lover of personal and professional development and can often be found reading books or listening to podcasts. She lives on her family’s small dairy farm in the Madison, Wisconsin area. 

Michelle Bufkin Horton

chapterconsultant6@sigmaalpha.org
Region 6: AL, AR, TN
Iota, Theta, Psi, Beta Eta, Beta Theta, Beta Rho, Beta Tau, Gamma Epsilon

Michelle is an alumna of the Beta Eta Chapter at Auburn University where she received an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Communications, follow by a master’s degree in Agricultural Communications at a distance from Texas Tech University. Michelle currently serves as the Membership & Communications Director for the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, a role she has held for three years. She is also a freelance journalist, writing articles for AgDaily, ActionHub and Ranch House Designs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside kayaking, hiking, traveling, or playing disc golf with her husband. 

Sara Pope

chapterconsultant7@sigmaalpha.org
Region 7: KY, MI, OH
Alpha, Gamma, Alpha Upsilon, Beta Omicron, Beta Sigma, Beta Phi, Beta Chi, Gamma Alpha

Sara graduated from Wilmington College in December 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture policy and education. She was a charter member of the Gamma Alpha chapter and severed as chapter president. Sara is currently a Program Technician for the USDA Farm Service Agency in Ross County, Ohio. In her spare time, Sara enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, and exploring new places! 

Hannah Colonies-Kelley

chapterconsultant8@sigmaalpha.org
Region 8: CT, DE, NH, NY, PA
Epsilon, Eta, Alpha Kappa, Alpha Lambda, Alpha Psi, Beta Kappa, Gamma Delta

For Hannah, going from Leicester, Massachusetts to UConn was a giant leap of faith. She spent her first two years getting an Associate of Applied Science degree in Animal Science and the last two years getting a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Resource Economics (ARE). Hannah joined Sigma Alpha in the Fall of 2018 as a Freshman. She served her chapter as Fellowship (Social) Chair, First Vice-President, and President. 

Shannon Kehoe

chapterconsultant9@sigmaalpha.org
Region 9: FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV
Pi, Tau, Chi, Alpha Theta, Alpha Omicron, Beta Alpha, Beta Gamma, Beta Nu

Shannon graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, best known as ABAC in 2018 with a degree in agricultural communication. After graduation, she worked for two years as the Communications Manager at Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, before finding herself in her home state of Florida working for the University of Florida’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communication as their Marketing and Communication Specialist. While an undergraduate at the Beta Nu Chapter, Shannon served as the Secretary, Sisterhood Chair, and Recruitment Chair, and she represented her Sigma Alpha sisters when she won the 2018 Ms. ABAC Pageant. Shes erved the ABAC Greek community as Greek Council President for two years and was honored as Greek Woman of the Year in both 2016 and 2018. Shannon enjoys spending her time traveling, promoting Greek life (specifically Sigma Alpha), and hanging out with her dog. 

  • I love Sigma Alpha for the opportunities it has given me to collaborate and achieve with empowering female leaders.

    Emily Bartusiak
  • I love Sigma Alpha because it’s given me opportunities I didn’t know existed and has been a key player in shaping me into the professional I am today!

    Jordan Bonham
  • I LOVE Sigma Alpha because it has provided me with opportunities, experiences, and sisters that I will cherish my entire life!

    Jessica Graham
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