ROSEMONT, ILL. – Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) announced Lori Captain is joining the dairy research and promotion program to become its executive vice president of global sustainability strategy, science and industry affairs.

DMI anticipates Captain advancing the vision for US dairy by drawing on her global business expertise.

Captain, who officially began her new role on July 25, most recently worked for more than two decades for Corteva Agriscience, which used to be known as DuPont. She was chief of staff, external affairs and counsel to the chief executive officer at Corteva Agriscience.

Per DMI, Captain will guide environmental science and proof-building and work toward aligning broad industry support and engagement for the 2050 Environmental Stewardship Goals as she embarks on the next chapter of her career.

Barbara O’Brien, president and chief executive officer of DMI and the Innovation Center for US Dairy, said Captain will serve as a global industry ambassador, sharing DMI’s sustainability strategy and progress.

“She has experience in developing and executing strategies and securing buy-in from a wide variety of stakeholder groups,” O’Brien said. “In addition to strong sustainability experience spanning the majority of her career, Lori has a track record of establishing successful partnerships in industry, government and the non-profit realm.”

Earlier in her career, Captain also worked for Syngenta, and she has experience in areas such as sustainability, corporate communications, media relations, policy and executive and stakeholder engagement.

As Captain joins DMI and begins working with farmers on the Net Zero Initiative, she said she wants to visit numerous dairies and discuss environmental stewardship.

“The dairy industry has been a sustainability leader for decades,” Captain said. “I am honored and excited to join DMI and help farmers improve their sustainability footprint in a way that is economically viable for them. It has to help them build their business. I also want to help improve consumers’ opinions about dairy and I have a lot of experience working in that space coming out of the seed and crop protection business.”