Z-Blake Roderick

Community Advisory Board


Pike-Scott Farm Bureaus and Two Rivers Farm Bureau Foundation
Executive Director

NPR Illinois Community Advisory Board
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020 - Second Term
July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017 - First Term

WUIS Campus & Community Council
July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2015 - First Term

Blake E. Roderick is Executive Director of the Pike-Scott Farm Bureaus and Two Rivers Farm Bureau Foundation. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University.

He is a Commissioner Mid-America Port Commission, director on the Mid-America Intermodal Port Authority District on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. He is on the Executive Committee of the National Waterways Conference.

He has served as Chairman of the Board of Illini Community Health Care System, Illini Community Hospital, and IHS Pharmacy; Vice-Chairman, BlessingCare Corporation; and a board member of the Illini Community Health Care Foundation, Vice-chairman of the Community Foundation of Western Illinois and Northeast Missouri, Illinois 25x’25 Coalition, Pittsfield Public Library, and other community groups.

Blake is a graduate of the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation program and a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.

Blake and his wife Betsy live in Pittsfield, Illinois in a historic house built in 1847 with ties to Abraham Lincoln. They have four children and four grandchildren.

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Blake Roderick. Celebrating 100 Years of Farm Bureau in Pike County with Ken Bradbury’s play, Lilacs, Land & Long-Necked Chickens. Information about this weekend’s performances at go.uis.edu/chickens.

The NPR Illinois Community Advisory Board (CAB) met in Chicago and connected by videoconference to Springfield. The primary purposes of the meeting were to welcome new advisory board members who begin their new terms on July 1, 2018 and to provide input about whether NPR Illinois’ programming and policies meet the specialized educational and cultural needs of the community it serves.