Karen Ross

Secretary at California Department of Food & Agriculture

Karen Ross

Karen Ross

Secretary at California Department of Food & Agriculture

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Karen Ross is Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Appointed by Governor Brown in 2011, she has extensive leadership experience in agricultural issues at the state, national, and international level. From 2009 to 2011 she was chief of staff for U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Before that, she served as president of the California Association of Winegrape Growers (1996?2009) and vice president of the Agricultural Council of California (1989?1996). Earlier in her career, she served as director of Government Relations for the Nebraska Rural Electric Association and as a field representative for US senator Edward Zorinsky. She has served on boards and committees of many agricultural, wine industry, and academic institutions. She holds a BA from the University of Nebraska?Lincoln and is a graduate of the Nebraska Ag Leadership Program.

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Co-Founder at Douglas Emmett, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Public Policy Institute of California

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Co-Founder at Sustainable Conservation

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Co-Founder at Sustainable Conservation

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Co-Founder at Sustainable Conservation

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Co-Founder at Sustainable Conservation

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Vice President & Director of the Water Policy Center & Senior Fellow at Public Policy Institute of California

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Former Director of Advancement at Public Policy Institute of California

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Western Regional Director at Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

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Chief Scientist & Senior Vice President, Global Science at World Wildlife Fund

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