National FFA Creates Executive in Residence Program
The National FFA Organization in Indianapolis is partnering with Switzerland-based agriculture company Syngenta to create a national diversity, equity & inclusion strategy. The FFA says the effort will include an inaugural Executive in Residence program and impact leadership, staff, members and programs.
The organization says Syngenta’s North America diversity & inclusion lead Brandon Bell will serve as the executive in residence for organizational development and culture as a part of the partnership. In the position, Bell will help the FFA create a framework to implement and measure its DEI goals.
“This partnership is part of a broader organizational transformation,” said National FFA Chief Executive Officer Scott Stump. “We want to ensure our current and future members feel welcomed, and FFA is indeed a place for all to feel valued and contribute to our mission.”
The FFA says its goals include promoting diverse membership, inclusive experiences, equitable access/success, organizational accountability, and delivery system impact that interfaces with broader organizational processes.