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Angie Barnard

Angie Barnard

Executive Director, Illinois 4-H Foundation

Angie Barnard joined the Illinois 4-H Foundation in October 2007 as the Executive Director. Prior to that time, she served as the Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations with the University of Illinois College of Business.

Before joining the University of Illinois in April 2005, Angie worked for Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, where she was a Chemical Sales Representative in Iowa City, IA.

Angie received a bachelor of science degree from the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University.

Carole Lindholm

Carole Lindholm

Office Support Specialist

Carole works with Angie Barnard in supporting advancement for the 4-H Foundation. Carole finds it easy to fit in at the College of ACES because of her passion for dogs and companion animals. Carole has spent many years involved in animal welfare, including several years as a volunteer and as a member of the board of the Champaign County Humane Society. Carole is currently president of the Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana and has been an instructor at that facility for many years. 

Jennifer Smith

Assistant Director of Development, Illinois 4-H Youth Development

Agriculture, the outdoors, and families are part of Jennifer Smith's personal tapestry. As part of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Advancement team, she is responsible for securing private support for the Illinois 4-H program, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and Agricultural Education program. Jennifer earned both her undergraduate and master's degrees in the College of ACES.

Jennifer is also busy keeping up with her husband, Shane, and two kids, Delaney and Austin. When she's not chauffeuring kids to soccer, 4-H meetings, horse shows, band and a plethora of other opportunities, she is likely caring for one of their many critters on the farm.