CropLife America Partners with K&R on President & CEO Search

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The CropLife America (CLA) Board of Directors welcomes Alexandra (Alex) Dunn as the new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dunn joins CLA after serving as a Partner in the Environmental, Safety, and Incident Response group at the international law firm of Baker Botts, L.L.P., in its Washington, D.C., office. While at Baker Botts, Alex worked on pesticide issues, chemical regulation, water quality, enforcement, litigation, environmental justice, and community engagement. In 2019, with bi-partisan support, she was confirmed with unanimous consent by the U.S. Senate, to serve as Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention from 2019 – 2021.

“The CLA Board of Directors is excited to announce Alex Dunn as our next CEO,” said Andy Lee, chairman of the board and president and CEO, Valent North America. “As CLA members continue to innovate to address challenges faced by growers, health officials, and consumers, Alex’s experience will provide guidance and leadership in both the policy and regulatory spaces. We look forward to working with her as she steps into this role.”

“I am truly honored to be named president and CEO of CLA,” said Dunn. “CLA’s leadership, members, and staff are dedicated to sustainability, innovation, science, and environmental and human health protection. Working with them will be a privilege. As it has been for more than 90 years, CLA will be at the center of key agricultural conversations. I cannot think of a better moment than the present to work towards agricultural solutions that benefit the public and the planet.”

For this recruitment, CLA partnered with Kincannon & Reed, the largest retained executive search firm focused on agriculture and food clients, to develop a slate of well qualified CEO candidates