Anne L. Alonzo is a respected global leader with a diverse career in the public, not-for-profit and corporate sectors with expertise in ESG/corporate responsibility matters as well as environmental sustainability, strategy, regulatory, risk mitigation, marketing, public affairs and public policy.
Anne presently serves as an Independent Board Director and Audit Committee member at Potlatch Deltic, a leading timber and wood products company. Anne also serves in an advisory capacity to firms focused on climate change and regenerative agriculture impact investing.
Most recently, Anne served as a C Suite Executive in the role of Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer at Corteva Agriscience. 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 14 sustainability goals, inaugural Sustainability Report and its science-based climate goal.
Throughout her career, Ms. Alonzo has served in various senior leadership roles including as President & CEO of the American Egg Board, the marketing arm of the $9B egg industry, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service as Administrator of the $5B, 4300 person federal agency and as Vice President of Global Public Policy at Kraft Foods leading all global corporate affairs work in the areas of sustainability, health and wellness and its issue/risk management team. She’s 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.
Anne is a Trustee of the Pan American Development Foundation and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors and Member, Latino Corporate Directors Association. Anne recently served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor.
A Chicago native, Anne 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 has been widely recognized for her community leadership and championship of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and named to the 2022 “Directors to Watch” by Directors and Boards magazine and to 2022’s top “100 Latinas” by Hispanic Executive magazine, Chicago United People of Color Award, “Maestro Award for Entrepreneurship” and “Corporate Elite Ranking”.