Debbie Reed, Executive Director, Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases
Debbie is the Executive Director of the Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (C-AGG), a multi-stakeholder forum focused on incentivizing agricultural opportunities to reduce greenhouse gases emissions and enhance sustainability. She is also the Executive Director and a founding member of the International Biochar Initiative (IBI). IBI supports the research, demonstration, and deployment of sustainable biochar production and utilization systems to combat climate change and enhance the global soil resource. Debbie’s work focuses on strategies and solutions for agricultural mitigation of greenhouse gases and agricultural sustainability that mutually benefits the agricultural industry and society.
Debbie previously worked at the White House Council on Environmental Quality as the Director of Legislative Affairs and Agricultural Policy for the White House Climate Change Task Force; in the U.S. Senate, as a Senior Staff on natural resource and agricultural issues for U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey, and in numerous leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She has graduate degrees in human nutrition, chemistry, and communications.