Krysta Harden, who served as senior vice president and chief sustainability officer for Corteva Agriscience, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont has left the agribusiness firm, Agri-Pulse has learned.

In an email to employees, Chief Operating Officer Jim Collins wrote, “It is with mixed emotions that I announce Krysta Harden’s departure” while noting her efforts leading the organization “through a period of monumental change. Over the course of her three years, she established our public policy and government affairs strategies as well as directed our sustainability, philanthropy and global regulatory activities.”

Collins noted that Dana Bolden, Chief Communications Officer, has agreed to lead the company's external affairs team on an interim basis.

Harden did not immediately respond to an inquiry.

Before moving to Corteva, Harden served as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture at USDA and Chief of Staff for Secretary Tom Vilsack during the Obama Administration. Before that, she served as CEO of the National Association of Conservation Districts and as a lobbyist for Gordley Associates.

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