Dana Bolden serves as Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer at Corteva Agriscience™, leading the company’s public policy and government affairs strategies, in addition to its sustainability, philanthropy, product stewardship and global regulatory activities.
He previously served as the company’s Communications Officer where he led the employee, executive and functional communications, external communications and media relations, regional communications, corporate brand and advertising, platform communications and digital and social communications.
Launched as a stand-alone company in 2019, Corteva offers a complete portfolio of products and technologies, and a robust pipeline of germplasm, traits and crop protection. The combined heritage and complementary capabilities of DuPont Crop Protection, Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences makes Corteva Agriscience stronger, more competitive, and better equipped to deliver growth and value.
Dana joined Corteva from The Coca-Cola Company where he held various leadership roles for most his career including global director for the Bottling Investments Group, Communications Director for the Eurasia Africa Group and Director of Financial Communications. He led internal communications and stakeholder engagement programs to engage 70,000 employees and government relations strategies for a variety of countries. He implemented a digital stakeholder engagement program that leveraged big data to connect leaders with policy makers around the world. He brings extensive experience in designing and implementing training programs for all levels of leadership.
Dana earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Washington & Lee University. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for his alma mater and chairs the Trusteeship Committee. He also serves on the College of Charleston’s Communications Advisory Council and lectures at his alma mater, CofC and several universities. Dana achieved his APR certification from the Public Relations Society of America, a 2017 graduate of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program and member of the Arthur Page Society.
He has a passion for raising funds for first-generation scholarships, connecting people with board service and spending time outdoors. He and his wife Leslie have two children.