Anne Alonzo

Former SVP of External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer

Corteva Agriscience

Boards:

Potlatch Deltic (PCH)

Industry:

Corporate Directorships
Manufacturing

Member since:

2019

Membership Type:

Full

Anne Alonzo is a respected global leader with a diverse career in the public, not for profit and corporate sectors with expertise in global ESG/corporate responsibility matters as well as environmental sustainability, strategy, regulatory, risk mitigation, marketing, public  affairs and public policy.

Anne formerly served as the Senior VP and Chief Sustainability Officer at Corteva Agriscience and reported directly to the CEO. In this dual role, she led all global corporate communications, corporate responsibility, government and industry affairs and product advocacy as well as directed its sustainability program including the launch of Corteva’s sustainability goals, inaugural Sustainability Report and its science-based climate goal.

Anne presently serves as an Independent Board Director and Audit Committee member at Potlatch Deltic, a leading timber and wood products company. Anne recently joined the Board of Directors of Feeding America. She also serves in an advisory capacity to firms focused on climate change and regenerative agriculture impact investing.

Throughout her career, Anne has served in various leadership roles including as President and CEO of the American Egg Board–the marketing arm of the $9B egg industry, appointed by the White House as Administrator leading the $5B, 4,300 person federal marketing agency for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and served as Vice President of Global Public Policy at Kraft Foods leading all global corporate affairs work in the areas of sustainability, health & wellness and its issue/risk management team.

She also held various other senior leadership roles at the Amoco Corporation, U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce and at the National Foreign Trade Council.

A Chicago native, she holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Kent College of Law. Anne has extensive international experience including having lived and worked in Mexico City as a U.S diplomat. Anne is a Latina fluent in Spanish.

Anne is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations as well as a Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors and Member, Latino Corporate Directors Association. Anne previously served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor.

Anne has been widely recognized for her community leadership and championship of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) including being named as a 2022 “Directors to Watch” by Directors & Boards magazine, named once again as a 2022 Top “100 Latinas” and received a “Maestro” Award by Hispanic Executive magazine and Chicago  United “People of Color” Award.