Background: Edward Wallpe has been a cooperative member since 2009. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, School of Agriculture, with a major in Animal Sciences, focusing on Business, and Sales/Marketing. He currently works for Eli Lilly and Company as a Global Finance Consultant. During his 27 years at Eli Lilly, he has held positions in Global Government Transparency and Reporting, Global Strategic Sourcing, Purchasing Department Head, and Sales and Marketing; he has also worked as a Senior Account Executive at Farm Journal. Edward specializes in collaboration, communication, inter-personal skills, supervision, financial controls/auditing, contract and financial negotiations, business case development and evaluation, project management, spend/category management, and Six Sigma, a data driven decision making process. He is a very active Hancock County 4-H parent, as well as a Certified 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor. He is a supporter of Meals on Wheels, a member of Holy Spirit at Geist, and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Edward is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho (social and professional agricultural fraternity), and Alpha Zeta (agricultural honorary society); he was also a 10 year 4-H member, Junior Leader, and a member of the Future Farmers of America. Edward and his wife, Glenda, reside in McCordsville and have two children: Kalin and Miles.
Candidate Statement: Born and raised on a third-generation farm in Northwest Indiana (Benton County), our operation included a Holstein dairy farm, which has since become a producer of corn, soybeans, and beef cattle. As a consumer of NineStar services, I have personally experienced the continued improvements and advancements in technology that have occurred throughout the years in the community where I live and raise my family. My experiences have not only been positive, but those of continued commitment to its members while improving quality of life and giving back. Based on these experiences, I would be excited to continue the NineStar Connect legacy by serving on the Board of Directors, bringing my business management experiences, fiduciary responsibilities, and leadership skills, as the company continues its journey of innovation and delivering value to its members. I appreciate the opportunity to represent our members, as well as your support as a NineStar Connect Director.
2021 Annual Meeting
Friday, March 26th