Education Director

B.J. Slater


B.J. is currently a 3rd generation co-owner of his family’s fertilizer manufacturing company, Plant Marvel, based in Chicago Heights. Prior to joining the family business in 2013, B.J. had a very different career as a commercial pilot and safety director for a regional cargo airline. B.J. is passionate about learning and development whether training new pilots or mentoring Plant Marvel’s emerging leaders. He resides over the border in Crown Point, IN with his wife, Katie, and 7-year-old daughter, Gracyn.

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