Marrone, Pam

Dr. Marrone

Chestnut Bio Advisors

Dr. Marrone spent her 30+ year career focused on biological products for pest management and plant health, having started and led three bioag companies (one of only 32 women founders to have taken her company public). In August 2020, Dr. Marrone retired as CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations (NASDAQ: MBII), a company she started in 2006 and listed on NASDAQ (MBII) in 2013.  She remains on the Board of Directors and as an advisor. She is the board member and past treasurer of the Association for Women in Science, on the board of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, is a Senior Fellow of the Arizona State University Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems and is a past alumni-Trustee of Cornell University.  She serves on the boards of 180 Life Sciences (NASDAQ:ATNF), Stem Express and Pheronym and advises several agtech and agbio startups, most founded or led by women. She recently received the Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success from the America Chemical Society. She has a B.S. in entomology with Honors and Distinction from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in entomology from North Carolina State University. She is a Fellow of the AAAS.