Jul. 8, 2014
Kleffmann Group recently announced the appointment of Karla McKilligan as Senior Project Manager for Kleffmann North America. In her new position, McKilligan will support recently named Managing Director Sue Hoover in further expanding the North American business operations of Kleffmann Group.
McKilligan brings significant marketing and project management experience from the seed industry to her new job. Before joining Kleffmann North America, McKilligan worked in various marketing roles for DuPont Pioneer. Her responsibilities included facilitation of marketing communications in Iowa and project management in e-business. She also supported brand marketing efforts in DuPont Pioneer’s Brazilian headquarters in Santa Cruz do Sul. McKilligan earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communication from the University of Nebraska.
In her position as Senior Project Manager, McKilligan is responsible for supporting the development of the national and international business by providing exceptional client service and support. Furthermore, she will manage qualitative and quantitative research projects, including the coordination of international studies and farmer input panel activities for seed and crop protection in the U.S. and Canada.
For Managing Director Sue Hoover McKilligan’s appointment is another important step towards strengthening Kleffmann Group’s position in North America: “I am excited to have Karla McKilligan join the newly established North American business office in Iowa. This decision to further expand our capabilities allows us to even better support our customers with market research services and insightful information and demonstrates our continuing commitment to the U.S. and Canadian markets.