Pamela Marrone General Information
Dr. Pamela G. Marrone, Ph.D. has been a director of our Company since July 2, 2021. She was the founder and was Chief Executive Officer of Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII). She serves as Board Member & Advisor at Pheronym. She serves as Chairwoman at Elicit Plant. Dr. Marrone is founder and was Chief Executive Officer of Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII), a natural products company producing pest management and plant health products, from April 2006 until her retirement in August 2020, and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of such company. In July 2021, she was appointed as senior fellow of Arizona State University's Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems. She also currently serves on the board of Stem Express LLC. She also served as President of Marrone Bio from 2006 through January 2015 and from September 2015 to August 2017. Prior to founding Marrone Bio, in 1995 Dr. Marrone founded AgraQuest, Inc. (acquired by Bayer), where she served as board member, president and chief executive officer until May 2004 and as board member, president or chair from such time until March 2006 and she remained on the board until March 2007. While there, she led teams that discovered and commercialized several bio-based pest management products. She served as founding president and business unit head for Entotech, Inc., a biopesticide subsidiary of Denmark-based Novo Nordisk A/S (acquired by Abbott Laboratories), from 1990 to 1995, and held various positions at the Monsanto Company from 1983 until 1990, where she led the Insect Biology Group, which was involved in pioneering projects in transgenic crops, natural products and microbial pesticides. Dr. Marrone is an author of over a dozen invited publications, an inventor on more than 400 patents and is in demand as a speaker and has served on the boards and advisory councils of numerous professional and academic organizations. In 2016, Dr. Marrone was elected to the Cornell University Board of Trustees and completed her four-year term in July 2020. In 2013, Dr. Marrone was named the Sacramento region's Executive of the Year by the Sacramento Business Journal and Cleantech Innovator of the Year by the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance and Best Manager with Strategic Vision by Agrow in 2014. In January 2019, she was awarded the Sustie award by the Ecological Farming Association for her decades-long leadership in sustainable agriculture. In March 2020, she was awarded the Most Admired CEO, Distinguished Career Award by the Sacramento Business Journal. In 2022, she was the first woman to receive the Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success from the American Chemical Society. Dr. Marrone earned a B.S. in Entomology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University.