Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Hires First Director of Development

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture, a nonprofit organization that builds unique partnerships to support innovative science addressing food and agriculture challenges, today announced Renée Bullion, M.P.A., as its first Director of Development. Bullion joins the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH).

Bullion will own and execute the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research fundraising strategy and play a lead role in establishing public-private partnerships to support innovative food and agriculture research.

Bullion’s 20-year development career includes leadership positions at government-associated and private foundations and a successful record of raising support from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. In her most recent role as Development Officer at the FNIH, Bullion helped establish multi-million dollar partnerships and sponsorship for biomedical research.

“Renee’s wealth of experience galvanizing support for science at the intersection of food and health will be invaluable as the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research works to demonstrate the ways in which agricultural food sciences affect each one of us, every day,” said Sally Rockey, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research.
“I look forward to working with Renée to build unique partnerships that advance and innovate food and agriculture research.”

Previously, Bullion served as Development Director at Produce for Better Health Foundation, where she galvanized support for the national health campaign Fruits & Veggies – More Matters and partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to amplify the message.

As a National Strategic Partner, Bullion worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to launch its online MyPlate resource that promotes healthful eating habits. She has also held positions at the National Committee for Quality Assurance, Tax Foundation, and the National Chamber Foundation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Bullion holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and an M.P.A. from George Mason University.

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