Who We Are

SIPA Program Officers


Corinne Marshall, Intellectual Property and Licensing Manager, Sakata Seed America

Vice Chairperson

Mark Kimm, Licensing & Distribution Business Manager, Corteva Agriscience

SIPA Program Board of Directors

Andy LaVigne

American Seed Trade Association

Hemi Abichandani


Mark Overduin

Bejo Seeds, Inc. 

Mark Kimm

Corteva AgriScience

Rodolfo Leyva

Enza Zaden USA, Inc.  

John Beuttenmuller

Florida Foundation Seed Producers

Vicent Asiago


James Jennings

Bayer CropScience

Rick Falconer

Rijk Zwaan USA Inc.

Corinne K. Marshall

Sakata Seed America, Inc.

Travis Kriegshauser


Executive Director – Eloy R. Corona

As Executive Director of the Seed Innovation Protection Alliance, Eloy R. Corona brings over 34 years of agricultural experience in areas from sales, marketing, product management as well as 14 years of intellectual property management experience.   Spanning 34 years across 3 of the 4 largest integrated seed companies will allow Eloy to bring to SIPA a resource base upon which to drive the importance of  seed innovation and the criticality of respecting intellectual property  in order to feed and cloth our global village.

Over the last 15 years Eloy has participated/served in many American Seed Trade Association committees, USDA Plant Variety Protection board member, co-authored an IP publication in conjunction with Iowa State University as well as serving as a SIPA officer over 5 years.

A native born Texan from the Rio Grande Valley known for a diverse agricultural cropping economy, Eloy graduated from Texas A&M University with both a BS in Animal Science and MS in Agricultural Economics.  He and his wife Ellen and family currently reside in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.


Become a SIPA Member

The Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance is established to promote the understanding and value of seed innovations as well as to facilitate and promote the respect of intellectual property rights for the benefit of members, growers, industry associates, consumers and the agricultural community. To learn more, visit our SIPA Member Benefits & Terms on our website.

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