BLOOMINGTON, ILL – November 29, 2021 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) has named Danielle Anderson as State Legislative Director, effective November 22, 2021.

Anderson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis University, and a Master of Political Management degree from George Washington University. She has served many professional legislative roles, including the Director of Government Affairs and Public Relations for Marquis Energy, and most recently Associate Director of State Legislation for Illinois Farm Bureau. In this role, Danielle represented IL Farm Bureau’s positions and policies to state legislators, executive and branch staff members and others; researched legislation to implement favorable agricultural policy; presented testimony before the General Assembly committees; and provide detailed analysis of legislation, especially in the areas of biofuels, energy, livestock, cottage food operations and chemicals.

Anderson served as Vice President for the Illinois Renewable Fuels Association, and currently serves as a Board Member for the State of Illinois Rivers Coordinating Council.

In her role as State Legislative Director for ISA, Anderson will manage the governmental affairs, stakeholder relationships and community engagements in support of the ISA’s Government Affairs strategic objectives. She will also assist in the development of policy positions and legislative initiatives, and manage the legislative staff team.

“We are thrilled to bring Danielle’s political knowledge, skill, and relationship-building know-how to ISA,” says Mike Levin, Senior Director of Government Relations. “She understands legislative process, and will bring fresh resources to our advocacy efforts.”

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability. For more information, visit the website and