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Andy Shafer
Board Member

Andy‘s career includes being a founder and executive at 2 leading bio-material companies, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. and NatureWorks, LLC, and holding senior business leadership roles at Cargill, Inc. and The Dow Chemical Company. Andy is now helping large and emerging companies build their businesses and innovate, advising senior business executives at Fortune 100 companies and serving as an advisor and board member at several start-up and early-stage companies. 

His background includes forming and operating joint ventures, private equity funded entities and novel business models. He brings strengths and executive level experience developing and implementing strategy, commercializing new businesses/product developments and innovations, establishing partnerships, and building brands and marketing capability in organizations.

Andy has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame with an MBA from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, and a certificate in Managerial Issues in the  Global Enterprise from Thunderbird School of Global Management.