2024 ACE Summit
 

 

Keynote Speaker: Randi Braun

Randi Braun is the Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Something Major: The New Playbook for Women at Work. A memeber of the Forbes Coaches Council, Braun is the CEO & Founder of the women's leadership firm, Something Major, a highly regarded speaker, and an ICF-certified executive coach who has worked with 50+ organizations including Microsoft, Uber, Virgin, Accor Hotels, and Cox Communications, among others.

An expert at helping high-performing women thrive in demanding roles, her insights on women's leadership have been featured in The Washington Post, Forbes, Thrive Global, Parents Magazine, and The Chicago Tribune. Randi coaches, leads retreats, and, when she's not traveling to attend events like ours, Randi lives in Washington, DC with her spouse and two children.

 

 

Isabella Chism

Isabella Chism of Howard County, Indiana, has chaired the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Women’s Leadership Committee since 2021. Prior to that she served two terms as vice chair and served for a total of nine years as the Midwest Region Representative, being first elected to the AFBWLC in 2008. As a representative of AFBWLC, she serves on the AFBF board of directors and on the AFB Foundation for Agriculture board of directors. She also serves on the board of the Agriculture Council of America.

Chism has been heavily involved in her community, church and Farm Bureau. She is currently executive director of Howard County 4-H exhibit association capital projects and an at-large representative on the North Central Indiana Regional Planning Council. She also is a member of the Regional Leadership Institute steering committee.

She is a graduate of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series and of the Syngenta Leadership at Its Best program. Chism also has completed “Conversation Leaders” training through the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.

In 2021, she was the winner of the Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture Achievement Award, which recognizes Indiana women who are leaders and innovators who have contributed to the success of Indiana agriculture. In 2023, she was the recipient of the 2023 Architect of Society Award, which is presented by the Women’s Public Leadership Network, a national non-partisan non-profit that equips and encourages women to seek public office.

She and her husband, Kent, farm in Howard County with their daughter and son-in-law, raising corn, soybeans and sweet corn. They have three grown children.