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Vern Hawkins, “Syngenta – Greensboro’s Contribution to Addressing World Hunger” (November 4)
November 4, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Vern Hawkins, Regional Director, North America & President
Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC
Syngenta – Greensboro’s Contribution to Addressing World Hunger
Syngenta is one of Greensboro’s largest employers. They recently evaluated their present office location and determined they need new facilities. As a part of this decision they looked at relocating, but decided to remain headquartered in Greensboro. We’ll hear from the Greensboro facility head, Vern Hawkins.
Growing up in a rural Indiana community, Vern’s love for agriculture began early. He worked as a farmhand for his neighbors, was active in both 4H and FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) and attended Purdue University, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Agronomy. Later, Vern earned an executive master’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University.
Vern’s service with Syngenta goes back over 30 years, starting when he was in college. He began his career as a sales intern for two summers with Syngenta predecessor, ICI Americas. Vern has held a number of global and domestic business management roles and he has broad commercial leadership experience. Vern was promoted to President of Syngenta Crop Protection in 2010 and he continues to grow Syngenta’s longstanding market leader position in crop protection.
This is a virtual event via Zoom. If interested in attending, please email pcash@greensbororotary. org to request access.
A limited number of slots are available for club members who want to attend in person. See the most recent Rotaryarns email for the SignUp Genius link. Registration is required for the in-person option.