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Kenneth Zuckerberg

Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg

April 27, 2022

Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg serves as lead industry research analyst for grains, farm inputs and biofuels in CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange research division. Ken brings more than 30 years of diverse experience spanning industry research, equity, credit and capital structure analysis, and investment management. Before joining CoBank in 2019, he served in similar capacities at two other…

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Erin Fitzgerald

Erin Fitzgerald

April 27, 2022

Erin Fitzgerald (@fitzisit) serves as CEO of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers In Action® (USFRA®), a farmer and rancher led organization committed to encouraging stakeholder and consumer dialogue about how food is grown and raised. Fitzgerald’s thought leadership in the sustainability space convenes food and agriculture stakeholders in an inclusive dialogue on the sustainable food…

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Chip Lerwick

Chip Lerwick

April 27, 2022

Chip currently serves as the Managing Director leading new business development for Aon Missouri with a specialization in Food and Agribusiness. He previously served as the National Business Development Director for Aon’s Food, Agribusiness and Beverage Practice where Chip worked with companies from farm to fork as a risk advisor. Chip’s agriculture roots developed working…

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Claire Kinlaw

Claire Kinlaw, Ph.D., MBA

April 27, 2022

Dr. Kinlaw is passionate about innovations in sustainable agriculture for production of food, fiber, and high value compounds.  She has held positions of leadership inside start-ups and in the broader innovation ecosystem. As a biochemist and molecular plant geneticist with business experience Dr. Kinlaw oversees drug discovery researcher partnerships and development of the Lighthouse Platform…

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Brandon Day

Brandon Day

April 18, 2022

Mr. Day’s background includes chemical engineering and materials science degrees from UC Berkeley and over 9 years of experience in oil and gas services and consulting in a variety of roles. Those roles include project management, engineering design, sales, marketing, account management, consultant, and business development. Prior to his current role as COO at the…

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Andy Dearing

Andy Dearing

April 18, 2022

Andy Dearing is a geospatial entrepreneur and is the President of Spatial STL Advisors. He also serves as the lead for the GeoFutures Initiative, a regional initiative under Greater St. Louis Inc. Prior to Spatial STL Advisors and GeoFutures, he served as the CEO of Boundless Spatial, a leading startup in the geospatial industry. After…

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Anjie Sanford

Anjie Sanford

April 18, 2022

Anjie Sanford is a serial entrepreneur and business coach who has founded several successful companies including a construction cleaning business, certified 8a engineering and construction services and recruiting firm. With over 15 years of experience in business & professional development, she holds a wealth of knowledge in enhancing corporate diversity and inclusion, and creating small…

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Adam Bergman

Adam Bergman

April 18, 2022

Adam Bergman is a Managing Director in the Clean Energy Transition Group at Citi and Global Head of AgTech investment banking where he works at the intersection of technology innovation and climate change. Adam is a sustainability executive leader with almost 25 years’ experience raising capital and executing M&A transactions. He also provides strategic advice…

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Ingrid Fung

Ingrid Fung

March 21, 2022

Ingrid has been active in technology development in agriculture and food for a decade holding roles in technology discovery and development through to financing and partnerships. Having started her career in the pharmaceutical industry, Ingrid has domain expertise in life sciences, biotech, and agtech industries. She recently joined GreenLight Biosciences to bolster the company’s capabilities…

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