Bowery Farming’s Katie Seawell Joins Teens for Food Justice’s Board of Directors; Katherine Soll Discusses
NEW YORK, NY - Historically, produce industry experts have been known for using their knowledge to do good in local communities, and Katie Seawell, Chief Commercial Officer at Bowery Farming, is joining the list. Recently, the executive was added to Teens for Food Justice’s (TFFJ) Board of Directors, where she will help drive the organization’s mission of making healthy, nutritious, and sustainably grown produce available to public school students in food deserts.
"I've long admired and supported the work and mission of Teens for Food Justice and am thrilled to join their Board of Directors," said Seawell. "Together we will work toward building a just food system for all and expanding healthy food access in underserved communities. Bowery is committed to addressing health, hunger, and nutrition across the U.S. and I'm excited to work with TFFJ to tackle food insecurity."
In her position at Bowery, Seawell spearheads efforts to build the organization’s commercial presence in new markets while growing business with existing customers. According to a press release, she drives market/channel strategy, product pipeline development, brand building, and the supplier’s go-to-market playbook.
Seawell also leads Bowery’s public policy and community impact work. She co-founded aGirlculture, a women’s development network at Bowery, and serves as the group’s executive sponsor.
“We are delighted to have Katie join our Board of Directors and continue our ongoing partnership with Bowery to address longstanding food inequities in high-need areas,” TFFJ Founder and Chief Executive Officer Katherine Soll said. “Katie brings with her an impressive knowledge of the country’s current agricultural landscape, sustainability, and food deserts, which will no doubt make her an invaluable addition to our board.”
Previously, Seawell spent 14 years at Starbucks, where she held a variety of senior leadership roles within brand, marketing, and product. She has led successful brand campaigns, developed complex go-to-market strategies and integrated marketing campaigns, and guided product innovation.
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