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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.

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Kevin Agaziva

Agricultural Technician
Kenya
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Shane Bohbrink

Markets
Advisor
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Stevie Kloeber

Director of Communications
& Marketing
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Wells Frank Kumwenda

Technical Advisor
Malawi
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Sylvia Lugusa

Agribusiness Coordinator
Kenya
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Nadia Martinez

Global
Team Lead
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Nickson Muturi

Digital Marketing Specialist
Kenya
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Geoffrey Nyamota

Kenya Team
Leader
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Stefano Perugini

Head of Grants &
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Angela Peterson

Communications &
Development Associate
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John Muhia Waweru

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Kenya

Board of Directors

Governing Board Members

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Todd Harper - Board Chair

ITQ Director
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Bernhard van Lengerich - Vice Chair

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

Managing Partner
Kinnan Capital
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Basil Ajuo

President & CEO
Minnesota Africans United
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Christina Connelly

Trade Commissioner
Consulate General of Canada
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Renee Munro

Senior Director of Growth Marketing
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Lee Wallace - Past Chair

Owner/CEO
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Robert Wilcox

Founder
Mironet Consulting, Inc.

Advisory Board Members

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Dr. Dieudonné Baributsa

Associate Professor of Entomology
Purdue University
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LaToya Jones Burrell

Executive Director
Anderson Foundation
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Ronald Christenson

Corporate VP and CTO, Retired
Cargill, Inc.
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Steve Clarke

International Agricultural
Development Specialist
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Loralee Di Lorenzo

Community Volunteer
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Gerard Klein Essink

Director/Entrepreneur
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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
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Don Jacobson

Biochemist, Retired
General Mills Inc.
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Lewis Kamiri, Ph.D.

R&D Executive, Retired
Syngenta Corporation
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Meredith Kruger Kos

Foundation Impact Analyst
General Mills
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Buddhi Lamsal, PhD., P.E.

Professor of Food Processing & Engineering
Iowa State University
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Jina Penn-Tracy

Co-Owner & Co-Founder
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Mark Ritchie

President
Global Minnesota
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Donna Rosa

CEO & Founder
EFour Enterprises LLC
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Michelle Schoenecker

VP Brand Strategy and Operations
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James Szarko

President & CEO
Botaneco
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Susan Cornell Wilkes

Founder and President
Adventures in Giving LLC