Top Women in PR 2014: Jessica C. Adelman

Jessica C. Adelman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs North America 

With more than 27,000 employees around the world, Syngenta is a leader in agricultural innovation designed to feed a growing population while protecting the environment. Jessica oversees teams across the U.S. and Canada, focusing on government relations, media, thought leadership, corporate responsibility, internal communications and industry affairs. She has been included on Agriculture’s 40 under 40 list and serves on several industry boards and associations.

As a global innovator in crop protection, Syngenta recognizes that the conversation around these technologies has become highly charged. Jessica played a key role in championing and developing the Good Growth Plan within her company, a project that took many years to prepare and then helped spearhead its launch last year in five cities around the world. The on-going communications campaign has generated tens of millions of impressions via traditional media, social media and audience interaction in unique face-to-face events. Outreach by the company’s CEO and executives to major media such as the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and New York Times has also helped raise awareness of the company and its initiatives.