Artful Living | North Notable | Alexandra Spieldoch of Bountifield International - 300 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Alexandra Spieldoch, CEO

Ms. Spieldoch brings over 25 years of experience in global food and agricultural policy. In her role as CEO of Bountifield International, she oversees strategic direction, administration, partnerships, and postharvest technology programs across sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to Bountifield, she was the director of the trade and global governance program at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). She led the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (NWMLA). She has spearheaded regional and global initiatives on food reserves and trade and is an expert on women’s economic empowerment. She has contributed to numerous articles and books related to global governance, gender and food security, rural livelihoods, and sustainable development. Alexandra received her M.A. in International Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Her B.A. is from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.


Kevin Agaziva

Agricultural Technician
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Stevie Kloeber

Director of Communications
& Marketing
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Nickson Muturi

Digital Marketing Specialist
Geoffrey Nyamota

Geoffrey Nyamota

Kenya Team
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John Muhia Waweru

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Board of Directors

Governing Board Members


Todd Harper - Board Chair

ITQ Director
General Mills Inc.

Bernhard van Lengerich, PhD. - Vice Chair

Former Chief Science Officer
General Mills Inc.
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Al Sullivan - Treasurer

Managing Partner
Kinnan Capital
IMG 20210920 WA0028

Basil Ajuo

President & CEO
Minnesota Africans United

Christina Connelly

Trade Commissioner
Consulate General of Canada
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Renée Munro

Senior Director of Growth Marketing
Lee Wallace

Lee Wallace - Past Chair

Owner & CEO
Peace Coffee

Robert Wilcox

Mironet Consulting, Inc.

Advisory Board Members

Baributsa 2020

Dr. Dieudonné Baributsa

Associate Professor of Entomology
Purdue University
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LaToya Jones Burrell

Executive Director
Anderson Foundation

Ronald Christenson

Corporate VP & CTO, Retired
Cargill, Inc.

Steve Clarke

International Agricultural
Development Specialist
Janese Evans

Janese Evans

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Donna Gies

Associate General Counsel, Retired
Thomson Reuters
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Paul Healey

SVP Regional Credit Administration
Huntington Vendor Finance

Don Jacobson

Biochemist, Retired
General Mills Inc.
Dr. Lewis Kamiri

Lewis Kamiri, Ph.D.

R&D Executive, Retired
Syngenta Corporation
Dr. Lisa Kitinoja

Dr. Lisa Kitinoja

The Postharvest Education Foundation
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Meredith Kruger Kos

Foundation Impact Analyst
General Mills Inc.
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Dr. Wan-Yuan Kuo

Director of Food Product Development Lab
Montana State University
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Buddhi Lamsal, PhD., P.E.

Professor of Food Processing & Engineering
Iowa State University
Nadia Martinez

Nadia Martinez

Leading Secretariat, SAFIN
International Fund for Agricultural Development
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Jina Penn-Tracy

Co-Owner & Co-Founder
Centered Wealth
Stefano Perugini

Stefano Perugini

Independent Nonprofit
Development & Operations Consultant
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Angela Peterson

Project Manager, Indigenous & Local Communities
One Tree Planted
Mark Ritchie

Mark Ritchie

President, Retired
Global Minnesota
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Donna Rosa

CEO & Founder
EFour Enterprises LLC
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Michelle Schoenecker

VP Brand Strategy & Operations
Thomson Reuters

Susan Cornell Wilkes

Founder & President
Adventures in Giving LLC