40 Under 40, Class of 2017

Alicia Suits


Sakata Seed America

Job Title

Digital Media Marketing Specialist


  • Participated in company’s SunPatiens 10th birthday celebration and promotional campaign that was recognized with a 2016 Marcom Awards Platinum Award.
  • Founding chairperson of the company’s internal committee, TeamUP, which focuses on charitable contributions, peer-to-peer team building and company-wide camaraderie that benefits the industry, community and greater good.


A Healthy Combination: Alicia is a huge foodie. “To offset that passion, I enjoy spin class and hiking.”

Fun Facts

She’s a Dog Person: “When I was younger, I studied a dog encyclopedia regularly, and now can name any dog breed pointed out to me and intelligently comment on specific traits such as demeanor and grooming needs.”

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