Barbara Stinson assumed leadership of the World Food Prize Foundation in January 2020 having previously served as a co-founder and Senior Partner of the Meridian Institute. Ms. Stinson has more than 30 years of experience in environmental public policy and business management. She has led programs focused on innovative approaches to agricultural development, alternative energy development, ecosystem restoration, air-quality management, natural resource management, and low-level radioactive waste disposal. Since 2011, Ms. Stinson directed the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA).
She earned a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in environmental conservation from the University of Colorado, Boulder.