Food Security = World Security CEO Panel
Convened by Land O'Lakes CEO Chris Policinski and moderated by Frank Sesno of George Washington University, this panel explores the intricate, dynamic relationship between food security and world security. Food security is a very complex geopolitical issue. Why is food security not as simple as matching supply with demand? What factors complicate it? What factors advance it? What are the most powerful ideas on a question that has eluded humans since time began: How do we end hunger?
Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University
Frank Sesno is an Emmy-award winning journalist and creator / host of PlanetForward.org, a user-driven web and television project that highlights innovations in sustainability. He is also chief executive of FacetheFactsUSA.org, a nonpartisan fact-based content hub dedicated to elevating the tone of national discourse. Both Planet Forward and Face the Facts are produced by SMPA's Center for Innovative Media, of which Sesno is co-director.
President and Chief Operating Officer, Cargill, Incorporated
David W. MacLennan has served as president and chief operating officer of Cargill since June 2011, was elected to the Board of Directors in 2008, and as of November 2012, has also assumed the duties of interim chief financial officer.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Chris Policinski is the president and CEO of Land O’Lakes, Inc. He has more than 30 years of experience in the food industry and has been with the cooperative since 1997. He has been president since 2005. Policinski is based in Arden Hills, Minn.
Since 2008, Jeff Simmons has served as president of Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company, (NYSE: LLY). Elanco is an innovation-driven company with offices in more than 75 countries and 2012 sales of $2.0 billion. The company is committed to protein production; companion animal health and food safety, with an emphasis on helping the food industry produce a safe and affordable food supply. Simmons has become an active advocate for the role technology plays in sustainable... Read More →
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