The Summit Speakers (more to follow)

Jerry Baron

Jerry is the Executive Director, The IR-4 Project

Christine Birdsong

Christine is Undersecretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Don J Cameron

Don is the President of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture and is the Vice President and General Manager of Terranova Ranch

Carl Casale

In 2018, Carl helped launch Ospraie Ag Science, the venture arm of Ospraie Management. In this role, he leads successful venture campaigns for select companies that help farmers do more with less environmental impact.

Vonnie Estes

Vonnie is VP of Innovation, International Fresh Produce Association

Sherry Frey

Sherry is Vice President, Total Wellness – NielsenIQ, the global leader in consumer intelligence

Cristian Garcia de Paz

Cristian is Agricultural Relations Director for Latin America, Gowan Crop Protections Ltd

Julie Henderson

Julie was appointed Director, California Department of Pesticide Regulation, on December 2, 2021

Chris Judd

Chris is Head of North America and VP Global Marketing, Certis Biologicals

Elliott Kellner

Elliott is Director of Commercial Innovation, Donald Danforth Plant Center

François Lamoureux

François is President, CXC

Josette Lewis PhD

Josette is the Chief Scientific Officer, Almond Board of California

Pam Maronne PhD

Pam is Co-founder & Executive Chair, Invasive Species Foundation and Invasive Species Corporation

Rick Melnick

Rick Melnick, Partner and VP Global Business, DunhamTrimmer

Megan Nunes

Megan is the founder and CEO of Bountiful. Megan is also the 2024 Salinas Biological Summit's MC.

Adrian Percy

Adrian is the inaugural Executive Director of the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative (N.C. PSI) at North Carolina State University.

Keith Pitts

Keith is Senior Vice-President, Sustainability and Regulatory Strategy, Bioceres Crop Solutions

Dave Puglia

Dave is the President and CEO of Western Growers

Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts is Director of Regulatory Affairs, Lallemand Plant Care

Secretary Karen Ross

Karen was appointed Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture on January 9, 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom

Terry Stone

Terry is the Global Biologicals Regulatory Policy Leader, Corteva Agriscience

Dr Hillary Thomas

Hillary is currently the Research and Technical Director, Naturipe Berry Growers,

Rob Trice

Rob is Founder & Partner, The Mixing Bowl

Mark Trimmer, Ph.D

Mark is Founding Partner, DunhamTrimmer

Stuart Woolf

Stuart is President and CEO of Woolf Farming & Processing and incoming Chair, Western Growers