As a leader of Pinion’s sustainability practice, Heather works closely with farmers and agribusinesses to navigate the challenges and opportunities of sustainability and emission reduction programs. She has a rich understanding of the agribusiness sector and a passion for creating a better future for the world through excellent management of sustainability initiatives and carbon mitigation.
Prior to Pinion, Heather’s career spanned almost every aspect of the ag sector, beginning in commodity trading and risk management, and progressing forward through commodity crop work to deep involvement with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and industry affairs. She has led initiatives to support farmer risk management, grain trading services and the execution of the first and largest carbon program for ag in the United States.
Though Heather didn’t grow up on a farm, she fell in love with agriculture in college and has dedicated her entire career to serving the industry as well as leveraging many on farm experiences over the year’s including her husband’s family farm.
Staying connected with farmers and their everyday challenges has provided a deep appreciation for every aspect of the food and ag value chain, particularly how responsible action and sustainable decision-making not only create a better future for our world but can also be profitable and offer exciting opportunities for growth.