Since 1976,

Hedlin Ag Enterprises has specialized in retained executive search for agribusinesses and agricultural associations throughout the United States. Why has it endured since founded by Larry Hedlin? It’s our philosophy and dedication to strive to be the best, not the biggest.


Murray Wise Associates, LLC (MWA), the preeminent land marketing and auction company based in Champaign, IL is hiring a President to lead and assist the company in its upward growth trajectory.   While certainly a strategic leadership position, the successful candidate will also be a “rainmaker”, prospecting and developing new real estate sales and management opportunities.   This position should be viewed as a career commitment, not as a stepping stone to something else.   The President will:

  • Lead continued growth in the real estate business…including both private treaty sales and the auction business (90% of time will be spent in business development and sales with an additional 10% of time spent on managing the business process).
  • Develop relationships with ag lending institutions to market distressed assets.
  • Lead and oversee the Real Estate team in the Champaign, Illinois office consisting of two full-time licensed brokers.
  • Organize and lead the process to develop a strategic marketing plan for MWA.
  • Actively prospect and develop new real estate sales and management opportunities.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and manage the Real Estate licensing requirements in the states where MWA and its affiliates are licensed.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated leadership experience coupled with an entrepreneurial attitude and a salesperson’s mentality.   The candidate must demonstrate a history of success in their current field of endeavor…this may not be in the real estate industry but the ideal candidate may have worked in the industry or a closely related institution.    The candidate must have outstanding personal skills…leaving a positive first impression is imperative.    The candidate must be able to understand the economics of the real estate business.  Finally, this is not a desk job.   The President will be out of the office three days a week on average and two to three longer trips a month may be possible.

Compensation for this position includes a base salary, bonus incentive, and annual profit-sharing along with a comprehensive benefit program.  Interested parties may confidentially contact Kevin Drury with Hedlin Ag Enterprises at or by phone at 516.964.7997.

  All inquiries and information will be handled in strict confidence.   Interested parties should contact:

Kevin Drury

Hedlin Ag Enterprises

Ankeny, IA 50021

Phone:  515-964-7997   Email: