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Corteva names senior Vice President
Corteva, Inc., Wilmington, announced that Anne L. Alonzo will join Corteva Agriscience as Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer. She will have responsibility for setting strategy and leading the External Affairs function, which includes Corporate Communications, Global Corporate Responsibility, Government & Industry Affairs, and Product Advocacy.
Corteva is an agriscience company spun off from Dow and DuPont operations.
Most recently, Alonzo served as President and CEO of the American Egg Board (AEB), the marketing arm of the U.S. egg industry, directing national campaigns in advertising, public relations, consumer education, retail, foodservice, export marketing and egg nutrition. Prior to joining the AEB in 2016, Alonzo was appointed by the White House to serve as Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service, the federal marketing agency at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). She previously served as Vice President, Global Public Policy, Corporate Affairs at Kraft Foods (now Mondelez International) leading all global corporate affairs work in the areas of sustainability, tariffs, tax, trade and health and wellness, as well as global issues management.
Prior to her roles at the AEB, USDA and Kraft Foods, Alonzo was a Senior Vice President at the National Foreign Trade Council, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce and Environmental Attaché to the U.S. Embassy, Mexico City coinciding with the NAFTA negotiations as well as a Senior Regional Counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region V, Chicago, IL.
Alonzo holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a JD from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Kent College of Law.
Landmark associate earns certification
Amy Nazdrowicz, PWS, a Landmark Science and Engineering associate and environmental scientist/ecologist, has earned certification as a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS). She joins an exclusive group of just 14 other certified professionals in all of Delaware, few of whom work in the private sector, who have achieved this level of professional recognition. She is also known as Delaware’s only resident Qualified Bog Turtle Surveyor.
World Trade Center Delaware president invited to join network
The World Trade Center Delaware’s president Carla Stone has been invited to join the World Bank Group’s Private Sector Liaison Officer (PSLO) network. This voluntary network, which comprises over 150 business intermediary organizations in more than 95 countries, is designed to facilitate the World Bank Group’s engagement with the private sector.
The role of the PSLO includes: facilitating local companies’ contact with the World Bank Group (WBG) and other international financial institutions; providing the WBG with insights on how to better engage companies on development issues; and disseminating WBG knowledge and research that may be of interest to the private sector.
World Trade Center Delaware will organize a number of events on behalf of its members, local companies and partners with the support of the WBG.
Del One announces supervisory committee member
The Board of Directors of Del-One Federal Credit Union recently appointed Wesley Stefanick to Del-One Federal Credit Union’s Supervisory Committee. Stefanick is the Chief Executive Officer for the Delaware Association of Realtors where he manages the operations of the 4000+ member association. He has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in public administration from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
Burn joins Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance board
The Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance announced that Melinda Burn, the VP of Marketing at Solecta Inc., has joined its Board of Directors.
Burn is a scientist turned businesswoman and for more than 25 years, she has worked in the industrial sector creating innovative ways to bring complex scientific solutions to the marketplace to improve process efficiency and reduce energy and waste.
She has worked globally across multiple markets with multi-nationals including DuPont, Invista, Ashland and Solenis across multiple roles from R&D to production to business leadership. She is passionate about making sustainability an integral part of an organization’s philosophy and spearheaded the development of a sustainability strategy in her last organization. She is also a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion and co-founded the Women’s International Leadership and Development Network at Solenis to attract, retain and develop talented women. Having spent most of her career in industry, Burn has become increasingly focused on ways to leverage her experience and expertise in environmental and social non-profit organizations.
Fouraker joins Arthur Hall Insurance
Arthur Hall Insurance welcomed Megan E. Fouraker, CIC as an Account Manager with primary responsibility to include managing client relationships and exploring new business opportunities in the West Chester, PA office. Hall also has an office in Hockessin.
She began her career immediately after graduation from The Charter School of Wilmington and has built an impressive list of accomplishments including Delaware’s Outstanding Customer Service Representative (CSR) of the year.