Deborah Atwood, Chair
Ms. Atwood joined the Meridian Institute in January 2011 and serves as Executive Director of the Meridian’s AGree: Transforming Food and Ag Policy, a broad-based initiative designed to tackle long-term agricultural, food, and rural policy issues. She has more than 35 years of experience in policy and legislative matters regarding food, agriculture, the environment, research, and risk management, including working with executives in the private sector, federal government, and nonprofit organizations.
She has knowledge working in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Atwood holds a B.S. degree in environmental sciences – marine resources from Western Washington University.