As a project manager, Becky has responsibility for planning, implementing, and finalizing projects, as well as identifying and developing projects in cooperation with AURI staff, stakeholders, state and federal agencies and other collaborators as opportunities and needs arise. managing proprietary and public initiative projects in collaboration with the respective project team members and clients to ensure timelines and milestones are met and desired project outcomes achieved. Responsibilities include coordinating with AURI staff and partners to provide marketing and technical assistance and product development.
Philipp joined AURI in 2000 and has served in a number of positions throughout her career with AURI, including project development director, director of learning and growth, human resources and information technology manager, and executive assistant/HR coordinator. She has more than 20 years of experience working with agricultural-related organizations, having worked for the USDA‐Farm Service Agency as an Administrative/Program Technician for nine years prior to joining the organization. Philipp has been an active member of the Heating the Midwest with Renewable Biomass (HTM) Steering Committee and has co-chaired the HTM Biomass Resources and Demographics Action Team since 2011. She was also born and raised on a farm in northwest Minnesota.
Philipp graduated Summa Cum Laude from Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Sociology and a minor in Political Science. She also completed a three-month intensive LeaderImpact/Leadership program in 2008 and the Excellence in Nonprofit Management series in 2007, both sponsored by the Northwest Minnesota Foundation. She also regularly participates in bioenergy training/conference events and has been a regular attendee of the Farmer Cooperatives Conference hosted by the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives.