Syngenta, a renowned science-based Agtech company at the forefront of bringing plant potential to life, recently announced the appointment of Michael Cottingham as the Senior Communications Manager for Syngenta North America US Crop Protection. This strategic hiring comes at a time when the agriculture industry faces significant challenges and demands for sustainable and healthy crop production.
With a strong background in media relations, strategic planning, executive team leadership, government relations, and social media management, Michael Cottingham is well-equipped to take on the responsibilities of his new role. As the Senior Communications Manager, he will be working closely with the Crop Protection and Corporate Communications team, overseeing media relations and issues management efforts.
Syngenta is known for its industry-leading products and technologies that have been shaping the future of agriculture. Their dedication to innovation and sustainability in crop solutions has earned them a prominent position in the global agriculture landscape. Cottingham’s addition to the team signifies the company’s commitment to fostering collaboration with partners across America, particularly in the pursuit of meeting the rising consumer demand for sustainable and healthy crop production.
“I am proud to join such an innovative team and look forward to collaborating with partners across America to help farmers meet increasing consumer demand for healthy and sustainable crop production,” expressed Cottingham upon his appointment.
Michael Cottingham’s professional journey began with local news media, where he honed his skills in communication and storytelling. Over time, he expanded his expertise in various domains, eventually serving as the Chief Marketing Officer for United Way of Greater Greensboro, a significant organization in North Carolina. Cottingham’s leadership and collaborative efforts during his tenure at United Way resulted in securing a $10 million grant, the largest gift in the organization’s history. Before this, he also served as the Communications Director at Wake Forest Baptist Health, where he focused on enhancing the health system’s Medicaid network.
Cottingham’s diverse experience and passion for community engagement make him an excellent fit for Syngenta. Apart from his professional achievements, he has remained actively involved in community activities, coaching youth soccer and softball teams, serving as a Boy Scouts of America den leader, and contributing as an elected member of his homeowners’ association. This well-rounded involvement in the community reflects his commitment to making a positive impact beyond his professional career.
Syngenta’s ambition is to safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. As part of the Syngenta Group, a leading agriculture company, Syngenta Crop Protection, and Syngenta Seeds are dedicated to enhancing the sustainability, quality, and safety of agriculture through cutting-edge science and innovative crop solutions. Their technologies empower millions of farmers worldwide, enabling them to optimize limited agricultural resources efficiently.
With Michael Cottingham now on board as the Senior Communications Manager for Syngenta North America US Crop Protection, the company is poised to reinforce its position as a driving force in the agricultural industry. His expertise in communication and his commitment to community engagement align perfectly with Syngenta’s vision for a sustainable and nourished future.
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