I am excited to have him on our team representing the company in the Delaware area – a place he knows very well. He brings extensive industry experience and demonstrated commitment to advancing community progress.
WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) December 21, 2017
Rick M. Deadwyler, Jr., returns to DuPont in its Agriculture business to lead state government and industry affairs efforts across the U.S Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern region.
Deadwyler will be responsible for developing and delivering state government affairs and industry relations activities for the DuPont Agriculture business – including public policy efforts in the region. He will be based in Wilmington, Delaware.
A Delaware native, Deadwyler’s background includes nearly two decades in industry and government relations in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast – and builds upon more than a decade of previous community investment and philanthropy experience. Deadwyler most recently served as vice president of community engagement for the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF). Prior to joining DCF, he served as director of government relations for the University of Delaware. Deadwyler’s previous tenure at DuPont included a number of roles spanning corporate philanthropy, crisis management and government affairs. Prior to DuPont, he served as community relations director for the Delaware River and Bay Authority, in addition to work with a number of community and education programs for the state of Delaware.
“Rick is a well-respected business and community leader throughout the state of Delaware,” said DuPont Vice President of Public Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer Krysta Harden. “I am excited to have him on our team representing the company in the Delaware area – a place he knows very well. He brings extensive industry experience and demonstrated commitment to advancing community progress.”
Deadwyler received a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in elementary education from Wilmington University. Deadwyler serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware – lending volunteer support to a broad range of youth-centered efforts and programming statewide. In 2008, he earned a Top 40 under 40 recognition in 2008 by the Network Journal. Delaware Today Magazine named Deadwyler to its list of Most Influential People under 40 in 2009.
About DowDuPont Agriculture Division
DowDuPont Agriculture, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Together, the Agriculture Division provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry, developed through a robust research pipeline across germplasm, biotech traits and crop protection. DowDuPont Agriculture is committed to delivering innovation, helping growers increase productivity and ensuring food security for a growing global population. DowDuPont intends to separate the Agriculture division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at http://www.dow-dupont.com.
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