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Nasser Dean

Senior Manager, US State Regulatory Engagement, Bayer

Bayer Crop Science
• State Government Affairs Manager – US Western Region (2010)
• US Industry Affairs/Stakeholder Relations Regional Lead – Specialty/High Dollar Crops (2015)
• Senior Manager, US State Regulatory Engagement (2020-present)

• Bachelor of Arts (with honors) in political science from the California State University, Chico
• University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business, Stayer Center for Executive Education

Over +20 years of experience in agricultural policy
• Grower – an active general partner in family rice farm operation in Northern CA
• Agribusiness advisor in post-Soviet western Russia under auspices of US Peace Corps
• Public/government service with the USDA Farm Service Agency as a County Executive Director
• Regional trade association – Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for the Western Plant Health (WPH)

Active leader in industry organizations
• Chairman, California Future Farmers of America (FFA) Foundation board of directors (2009-20)
• Chairman, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) State Government Relations Committee for
Food & Agriculture (2013-15)
• Chairman, Pyrethroid Working Group (PWG) Stewardship & Communication Committee (2010-2014)
• Chairman, Coalition for Urban & Rural Environmental Stewardship (CURES) board of trustees

Awards and Honors
• 2019 CropLife America Pillar Award (aka workhorse award)
• 2019 California Honorary State FFA Degree
• 2014 Bayer Environmental Science Star Award for Decisiveness and Execution
• Bayer Employee Recognition: annually nominated for the Better Because of You Appreciation Awards
• USDA Certificate of Merit – Organizational and Management Improvements to USDA-FSA operations
• Bank of America Achievement Award in Agriculture