Chris Adamo is Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Policy & Partnerships at Danone North America, assisting one of the world’s largest B Corps with strengthening the role of business in driving social and environmental impact. He helps Danone North America navigate a confluence of issues related to public policy and partnerships to help Danone sustainably grow and provide healthier options. Prior, Chris spent over a decade at the highest levels of the U.S. government working on issues related to the agriculture, climate change and nutrition. Prior to Danone, Chris was the chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality under President Obama from 2015 until 2017 where he helped design and implement policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change, as well as numerous natural resource matters. Previously, Chris worked for 10 years in the U.S. Senate as an advisor to various U.S. Senators, both Democrats and Republicans. He led, for example, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry under the leadership of Senator Debbie Stabenow as its staff director helping foster unprecedented reforms and investments in conservation, healthy foods, and regional/local agriculture. Chris graduated with a degree in economics and business from Kalamazoo College and a law degree from Vermont Law School.