Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare

Nebo, IL

Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare has a bachelor's degree in journalism/mass communications from Iowa State University. She is a graduate of the Illinois Ag Leadership Foundation and owns Brookside Marketing.

She is vice-chair of the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) committee and has served on the committee since 2016. Simpson-Dolbeare is also a member of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and is executive director of the Direct Gardening Association. She is a former district director for the Illinois Soybean Association  and previously chaired the ISA Marketing Committee.

Simpson-Dolbeare continues her involvement with the Pike and Calhoun County Farm Bureaus, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and is a past chair of her local school and hospital boards.

She and her husband, Eric, have two children and four grandchildren.