Gaëtan Lussier is a former Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture and Food, and Manpower and Immigration Canada. Mr. Lussier was appointed the initial Chair of the Canadian Agri-food Policy Institute, dedicated to identifying future issues and opportunities affecting the future of the Canadian Agri-food economy. In addition to his roles in government, Mr. Lussier is a former President of Weston Bakeries Quebec and former President and CEO of Culinar. He chaired the federal government’s External Advisory Committee on Smart Regulation, is a member of the Order of Canada, and serves on numerous boards of directors.
Martin, V. Larkin
V. Larkin Martin is Managing Partner of Martin Farm, Vice President of The Albemarle Corporation, and serves as an Officer of Servico Inc. and Cottonseed, LLC. Previously she served as Chairman, Vice Chairman and Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Ms. Martin also serves as a Director of Rayonier, a NYSE traded timber REIT headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is the immediate past Chairman of the Cotton Board and is a Member of the President’s Advisory Council of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Larkin is the Chairman of FSG’s Board of Advisors.
Price, Dr. Edwin
Dr. Edwin Price is the Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M, an organization employing agricultural science to feed the world’s hungry, and to support equity, economic growth, quality of life, and mutual respect among peoples. Dr. Price directs staff on grants and contracts in 40 countries and serves as the institute’s federal liaison. In addition, Dr Price is a member of the board of Directors for the Sustainable Agricultural and Natural Resources Management Collaborative Research Support Program and the Future Harvest Committee for Rebuilding Afghanistan Agriculture.
Charles O. Stewart, a business and management consultant, most recently served as Interim Chief Executive Officer for Heifer International, a values based, global development organization. In 2008 Stewart retired as Executive Vice President for Regions Bank. Stewart formally served as Western Regional Manager for Community Affairs for Regions Community Development Division. As Director he managed the resources of Regions in its 16 state territory, to enhance community and rural development through providing financing of affordable housing, innovative small business loans and loans to minority and women owned small businesses and commercial development in designated development and disaster recovery zones.
John White is a partner with Murphree Venture Partners and co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the board of Standard Renewable Energy Group. John is on the Board of Regents of Texas A&M, the largest agricultural university in the world and home of the Borlaug Institute. He is also a board member of the Houston Technology Center, named by Forbes’ as one of “ten technology incubators changing the world.”