Jean Lonie is the managing partner of Paladin Agricultural Consulting Services, and working as the Relationship Manager for Nuffield International. Her professional background spans the public, private, and non-profit sectors in agriculture, with an emphasis on leadership development, education, and communications/outreach.
Adjacent to her Nuffield experience and report, Jean earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Extension Education from Penn State University. Her study explored the perceived public value contribution of Nuffield Scholars.
Jean served as Director of Student Recruitment and Activities for the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State; was senior manager of marketing communications for the U.S. beef segment at Zoetis; and was executive assistant to the Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture and director of communications for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Her professional background also includes marketing and communications efforts for Farm Journal Media, the U.S. Holstein Association, the School District of Philadelphia, and American Mushroom Institute.
A Pennsylvania native, Jean currently resides in the Austin, Texas region.