Westfield-based AgReliant Genetics has named Vanessa Baughman chief financial officer, vice president of finance. She will also be a member of AgReliant Genetics’ operating committee and participate in strategic and operational planning and decisions.

Baughman has more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience. She spent the last 19 years of her career with Monsanto serving in various areas of finance and accounting, including controllership, internal auditing, cost accounting, global crop protection and seed-applied solutions and business/commercial support. Baughman also led Monsanto’s finance team supporting sales effectiveness, customer insights, and revenue/product optimization initiatives.

Most recently, she served as Bayer’s North American Row Crop Supply Chain Finance Lead. Baughman and her team were responsible for steering the financial direction and development of key long-range/transformational strategies and the execution of operational tactics for production, demand planning, and delivery of seed and crop protection products to Bayer customers. She also led the planning phase of Monsanto’s legacy business integration to the Bayer SAP platform, along with the transition of operational processes supporting the North American supply chain organization.

Baughman has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Our Lady of Holy Cross and her Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.

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