Anne L. Alonzo is senior vice president, external affairs and chief sustainability officer for Corteva Agriscience where she has responsibility for setting strategy and leading the External Affairs function.
Alonzo is a recognized global food and agriculture leader and has forged a highly successful and diverse career in the public, not-for-profit and corporate sectors. Most recently, she served as president and chief executive officer of the American Egg Board (AEB), the marketing arm of the U.S. egg industry.
Prior to joining the AEB, she was appointed by the White House to serve as administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service, the federal marketing agency for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Alonzo has also served as vice president, global public policy, Corporate Affairs at Kraft Foods, senior vice president at the National Foreign Trade Council, a diplomat at the U.S. Embassy, Mexico as well as senior regional counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago. She has been recognized for her leadership supporting and mentoring Latinos across the U.S. and was recently honored with the Chicago United’s People of Color Award, Latino Leader’s “Maestro” Award and LATINO Brava (courage award).
Alonzo holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a juris doctorate from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Kent College of Law.