Dana Bolden serves as the Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer at Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, leading the company’s public policy and government affairs strategies, in addition to its sustainability, philanthropy, product stewardship and global regulatory activities. He previously served as the company’s communications officer where he led the employee, executive and functional communications; external communications; media relations; regional communications; corporate brand and advertising; platform communications; and digital and social communications. Once launched as a stand-alone company in 2019, Corteva Agriscience will offer a complete portfolio of products and technologies, and a robust pipeline of germplasm, traits and crop protection. The combined heritage and complementary capabilities of DuPont Crop Protection, Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences will make the future, intended agriculture company stronger, more competitive, and better-equipped to deliver growth and value.
Dana joined DuPont from The Coca-Cola Company where he held various leadership roles for most his career including global director for the Bottling Investments Group, communications director for the Eurasia Africa Group and director of financial communications. He led internal communications and stakeholder engagement programs to engage 70,000 employees and government relations strategies for a variety of countries. He implemented a digital stakeholder engagement program that leveraged big data to connect leaders with policymakers around the world. He brings extensive experience in designing and implementing training programs for all levels of leadership. Dana earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Washington & Lee University. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for his alma mater and chairs the Trusteeship Committee. He also serves on the College of Charleston’s Communications Advisory Council and lectures at his alma mater, CofC and several universities.