Indianapolis native Allison Brinkley has recently joined the Indiana Farm Bureau team as the executive secretary to the president. After starting at INFB in early November 2018, she has spent the past several weeks learning the ins and outs of the role from her predecessor, Beverly Thorpe, who retired from Farm Bureau at the end of the year.
As the executive secretary to the president, Brinkley represents President Randy Kron internally and externally and serves as a liaison between Kron and executives, staff and members. Her organization and communications skills, as well as her energetic personality, make her an excellent fit for this position.
“In my role I help maximize the president’s time so he can effectively provide leadership to our organization. Members can trust their voices to be heard and concerns and suggestions to be communicated.”
Brinkley says what she most enjoys about her new role so far is interacting with INFB’s board of directors and its passionate staff.
Brinkley attended the University of Indianapolis and has worked for many years as a real estate broker, in addition to previously holding positions with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She also has experience working with other non-profit organizations assisting low- to median-income families with home purchases, remodels and financial education.
In her spare time, Brinkley enjoys singing, reading, home decorating and being an aunt to her nieces and nephews. Excited and ready for the task at hand with Farm Bureau, she approaches each day with a friendly, positive attitude.
“I am approachable and easy to communicate with. Please let me know how I can help,” she said.