Jessica Judge, El Paso, Illinois, has joined The Wendt Group as the Director of Marketing and Communications. In her director role, Judge will lead the team’s strategic marketing efforts for Showpig.com, Show Cattle Connection and TWG Land and Ag and will support innovative ways to attract sellers and cultivate a loyal community of buyers within each division. Listening closely to both buyers and sellers in the market will help Judge craft and market unique products and services to serve both land and livestock markets.
“Serving others and developing strategic marketing plans that support a healthy business are two things I’m very passionate about. Those passions align very synergistically within this role, and the ability to market a true SERVICE that helps landowners and producers in the industry succeed with a team that offers the highest level of integrity and passion for the business is something that gets me fired up! The outside the box thinking and dreaming of the individuals at The Wendt Group has me very excited to work with this team. I think it is so important to work with a company that has a vision to serve a bigger purpose and I believe this particular company hits that mark at a high degree,” said Judge.
Judge most recently served as the Marketing Brand Manager for BioZyme Incorporated. There she managed the company’s six livestock brands and worked to develop content and marketing strategies for all customer spectrums, end user and product dealers. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, with a bachelor’s in Animal Science, Judge was also an active member of livestock judging teams, founding her connections across multiple species in the industry.
“To have Jessica join TWG is an exciting win for our team. She’s a sharp, energetic voice for the agriculture industry. Her passion for good people and good livestock and her ability to marry those things with the enterprising pieces of what make this business sustainable will be a huge benefit for our customers in the land and livestock space, says Jackie Lackey, Dir of Business Development. Lackey adds, “In addition to her talent as a marketer, Jessie’s not afraid to push the envelope and always strives for more. Those things make her an awesome fit and she will be an invaluable asset to the team here at TWG.”
Judge plans to use her experience, organizational strategizing and creative thinking to bring marketing plans and implementation strategies that not only grow the seller space but also strengthen brand messaging and the livestock community that engages with the brand. Her hope is to share a piece in helping livestock producers build sustainable operations through best business practices and help The Wendt Group brands serve as a voice for the industry that can help others find their niche voice as well.
“I am truly grateful for this opportunity and excited to work alongside a big thinking team that has put a lot of trust in me to a be a part of the process,” she said.
Judge currently resides in El Paso, Illinois with her boyfriend, Bodee Schlipf. Together they work and run general operations at Tree Lane Farms, a show cattle operation.