23 August 2022, USA: Syngenta announced today that Brad Mitchell has joined the company as Northeast region lead for its State Affairs team. Mitchell is responsible for managing legislative, regulatory and stewardship efforts with state policy makers, as well as managing key stakeholder relationships with state commodity and grower organizations, and state and regional agribusiness associations.
Mitchell will remain based in Massachusetts where he was most recently executive director of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation, a 6,000-member industry trade organization.
“Brad has 30 years of agriculture experience working in state government, the private sector and with grower groups,” said David Flakne, Syngenta head of State Affairs. “At the state level, he has managed regulatory oversight of seeds, pesticides, animal health, dairy, farm products, plant industries and more. His experience makes Brad an excellent addition to our team as we work to ensure that state legislation and regulation remain science-based so that Syngenta innovation can reach our customers to maintain sustainability and productivity into the future.”
Prior to his 13-year service with the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation, Mitchell was director of Public Affairs for Monsanto Company, in Saint Louis, Missouri. Prior to that, he held several government posts including director of Biosecurity and Regulatory Services, and Pesticide Bureau Chief, both with the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture, in Boston, where he began his career as a toxicologist and risk assessment specialist. In 1992, he was a Merriam Hill Fellow in Tamil Nadu, India and a grant recipient from Millipore Corporation in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Mitchell graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College in Boston. He received a Master of Public Health, with a concentration in Environmental Health, from Boston University School of Public Health, where he was Student Council president.
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