AgriNovus Indiana has added Aaron Gillum and Kay Kuenker to its board of directors. Gillum serves as senior vice president of 50 South Capital. Kuenker serves as chief executive officer of Advanced Agrilytics.
Gillum, an experienced venture capitalist and current president of the Venture Club of Indiana, is responsible for sourcing and analyzing venture investment opportunities as senior vice president of 50 South Capital Advisors. Previously, he co-founded and served as managing partner of an early-stage venture fund that focused on technology companies in the Midwest and New York City regions. Gillum was named to Crain’s Chicago Business Tech 50, a recipient of the Turnaround Management Association’s Turnaround of the Year, and M&A Advisor’s Top 40 Under 40. He earned a master of business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics and public policy from the University of Michigan.
Kuenker, who was named chief executive of Advanced Agrilytics in March, previously served on the AgriNovus Indiana board as a member of the leadership team at Dow Agrosciences. There, her 30-year career spanned roles in research and development, innovation, product line and business unit leadership. Kuenker currently serves on the Women in AgriBusiness Advisory Board and was previously a board member of BioCrossroads and Indiana Biosciences Research Institute. She received her master’s degree in mathematics from Central Michigan University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan.