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Meet the Team Behind Our Sustainability Commitments

We work together to help farmers increase productivity and profitability, ensuring they can continue to grow high-quality crops year after year while preserving natural resources for future generations.

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini

Head, Business Sustainability and Government Affairs

val.dolcini@syngenta.com

Finding practical solutions together is the North Star for this fifth-generation Californian. Val’s work spans more than two decades of agricultural policy and management experience in the state, federal and nonprofit sectors and he currently oversees Syngenta’s business sustainability and government affairs activities in North America.

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Dayna Gross

Dayna Gross

Manager, Programs and Partnerships for North America Sustainability

dayna.gross@syngenta.com

Dayna builds bridges. She works directly with farmers, ranchers, industry partners and key stakeholders to deliver on-the-ground results for Syngenta’s Good Growth Plan. She cultivates lasting relationships as the cornerstone of sustainable projects. Have an idea for a project? Bring it to Dayna, and she’ll help you to explore and grow it, together.

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Liz Hunt

Liz Hunt

Head, Sustainable & Responsible Business

liz.hunt@syngenta.com

Liz combines practical know-how and visionary partnerships to make sustainability accessible and real. She is here to work with you to bring to life insights on scaling sustainable agriculture across all cropping systems. Liz is able to do this thanks to her understanding of what moves the needle for sustainability and what doesn’t, which cuts through the clutter and brings focus to what is essential for progress.

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Jeff Lail

Jeff Lail

Senior Technical Data Analyst

jeff.lail@syngenta.com

As a statistician and an educator, Jeff is here to remove pain points and solve problems, but he also makes data sing, delivering positive solutions for profit and planet. Jeff’s superpower is working with data that drives change. He creates solutions and insights that clear the clutter so that what’s actionable becomes visible. If you’re in the trees and can’t see the forest anymore, call Jeff.

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Machie O'Shaughnessy

Macie O'Shaughnessy

Industry Relations Manager

macie.oshaughnessy@syngenta.com

Macie O’Shaughnessy is the industry relations manager at Syngenta. She works with grower and trade associations across all crops. She also manages the Syngenta Leadership At It’s Best program to help prepare current and future leaders in the agriculture industry to tell their story, advocate and lobby policy makers. She sits on the Cotton Foundation Board as well as the USA Rice Foundation Board.

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Stacey Shaw

Stacey Shaw

Senior Sustainability Lead

stacey.shaw@syngenta.com

Stacey is an agronomist, rooted in agriculture and the outdoors. He brings a learning mindset to every operation he visits, working directly with growers to enhance profitability by getting more out of every acre. He recognizes that the sustainability asks are increasing and evolving, which makes it his job to know what’s up so growers can navigate what’s next.

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Mary Kay Thatcher

Mary Kay Thatcher

Senior Manager, Federal Government and Industry Relations

mary_kay.thatcher@syngenta.com

Mary Kay has been on Syngenta’s Government Relations team since 2018 and is the senior manager for federal government and industry relations. She is the company’s liaison in Washington, DC and is the “go to” on all things agriculture and policy matters. A lobbyist for the American Farm Bureau Federation for 31 years, her work has primarily focused on issues covering farm programs, crop insurance, conservation and credit.

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Steven Wall

Steven Wall

Development Manager, Sustainable & Responsible Business

steven.wall@syngenta.com

Steven brings creativity and conservation together. He brings a diversity of experience and curiosity to every engagement, looking for new technologies and approaches that build resilience and community. If you have an idea you’d like to explore with an open mind and a fresh perspective, call Steven.

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Trent Wimmer

Trent Wimmer

Key Account Sustainable Solutions Lead

trent.wimmer@syngenta.com

Trent’s positive, can-do attitude fits perfectly with modern agriculture, sustainability, and storytelling. He knows that farming is at the heart of climate solutions and believes in helping growers carry their legacy forward. With over 20 years of experience, Trent understands how to help you connect field-level work to the broader story of sustainable agriculture.

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