CropLife America hires Dr. Janet Collins as senior vice president of science and regulatory affairs

Farm Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Nov. 20, Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CropLife America (CLA), announced that Dr. Janet E. Collins will join CLA as senior vice president of science and regulatory affairs, effective January 5, 2015. Dr. Collins brings 25-plus years of professional experience and leadership in regulatory affairs and nutrition science to her new role.

For the past nine years, Dr. Collins served as global biotechnology manager and senior manager of corporate regulatory affairs at E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. In this role, she led corporate regulatory food strategy development and formal advocacy implementation; provided regulatory policy leadership for global standards setting organizations; and provided regulatory advice and nutrition strategy for DuPont. Before joining DuPont in 2005, Dr. Collins was the director and lead for global regulatory organizations for Monsanto Company, where she provided leadership to global regulatory and scientific affairs staff, external global organizations and U.S. government regulatory agencies on issues such as labeling, nutrition and risk analysis.

“We are excited to have Dr. Collins lead our science and regulatory team. With her proven expertise and experience, she brings a globally-credible voice on agricultural science to CropLife America and can now apply her knowledge of food and agriculture to our mission and goals in serving the crop protection industry,” said Vroom.

Dr. Collins will report to CLA senior vice president and general counsel Rachel Lattimore. “No stranger to the CropLife network, Janet has worked extensively around the globe on CropLife International teams and has extensive personal knowledge of regulatory schemas everywhere. In addition, her recent term as president of the Institute of Food Technologists has solidified her reputation across that extensive network of food science experts and IFT’s considerable stakeholder network,” noted Lattimore.

Dr. Collins received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in experimental foods and nutrition from the University of Georgia, Athens; a Doctor of Philosophy in animal science from the University of Wyoming, Laramie; and is a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.