Posts by Allison Jones

Howard-Yana Shapiro, PhD Chief Agricultural Officer Mars; Incorporated Senior Fellow Plant Sciences College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences UC Davis

Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars Advanced Research Institute Fellow, Mars, Incorporated; Senior Fellow, Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis; Science Advisor, MIT Media Lab; Distinguished Fellow, World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Howard has been involved with sustainable agricultural and agroforestry systems, plant breeding, molecular biology and genetics for…

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Alan Rudolph Vice President for Research at Colorado State University

Dr. Alan S. Rudolph, serves as the Vice President for Research at Colorado State University. Dr. Rudolph is a former member of the Senior Executive Service, having served as the Director for Chemical and Biological Technologies Directorate, Research and Development Enterprise, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Dr. Rudolph has had an active career in translating…

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Tony Frank Chancellor, Colorado State University System; President, Colorado State University

Tony Frank is the 14th president of Colorado State University, one of the nation’s leading public land-grant research universities with nearly 35,000 students and more than $332 million in annual research activity. Since his appointment to the presidency in 2008, he has overseen a period of record fund-raising and enrollment, rising graduation rates, increased diversity,…

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Ajay Menon Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences; Colorado State University Director Colorado Agricultural Experiment Stations

Ajay Menon was appointed Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Director of the Colorado Agriculture Experiment Stations in July 2015. In this role, Dr. Menon is the chief administrative and academic officer with responsibility for leadership of the College’s strategic vision, academic programs, budgets, and related activities including resident instruction, research, outreach,…

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Chris Hjelm Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, The Kroger Co.

Chris is responsible for managing the Kroger Co.’s nationwide network of information technology, including systems used in retail stores, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and offices. He also oversees Tech-nology Research & Development, Aviation, Customer Connect and the Kroger Support Center, 84.51°, Corporate Travel, Enterprise Payments and General & Administrative cost reduction efforts. Before joining Kroger…

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Juan Luciano President and CEO, Archer Daniels Midland Company

Luciano joined ADM in 2011 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He was named president in February 2014, and in January 2015 became the ninth chief executive in ADM’s 112-year history. He became chairman of the board in January 2016. Under Luciano’s leadership, ADM has taken significant actions to deliver shareholder value through…

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Tom Vilsack CEO and President of the U.S. Dairy Export Council; former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Strategic Adviser of Food & Water Initiatives at the National Western Center

As president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), Tom Vilsack provides strategic leadership and oversight of USDEC’s global promotional and research activities, regulatory affairs and trade policy initiatives. This includes working with industry leaders to develop a long-term vision for growth and consumer trust in U.S. dairy. Vilsack joined USDEC in January…

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