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Kimberly A. Wagner

Cornell degree: BS 1985 (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)

“The Board of Trustees must make the difficult choices necessary to address Cornell’s immediate challenges while preserving and even amplifying the values we recognize as the Cornell ethos—purposeful discovery, free and open inquiry and expression, a community of belonging, explorations across boundaries, changing lives through public engagement, and respect for the natural environment.”

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Professional experience

  • Stoutridge Vineyard LLC, Founder and Co-Owner, 2000-present
  • TBGD Partners LLC, Founder and Managing Partner, 2018-present
  • Independent Director, Green Plains, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE), 2020-present
  • Independent Director, SmithFoods, 2020-present
  • CIBO Technologies, Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer, 2018-2019
  • McKinsey & Company, Partner, 2016-2018
  • The Boston Consulting Group, Senior Partner and Managing Director, 1994-2015

Alumni service (2010-present)

  • 35th Reunion Campaign, 2019-2020
  • Cornell University Council, 2011-2015, 2017-present
  • Cornell Atkinson Center External Advisory Board, 2016-present
  • Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainable Future, Alumni Advisory Board, 2013-2018
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Advisory Council, 2006-2012, 2014-2019, 2020-present; Chair, 2014-2016
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, Board Member, 2006-2011, 2016-2019; Chair 2012-2014, 2016-2019
  • Hudson Valley Research Lab, Board Member, 2015-present
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council Webinar, speaker, spring 2020
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences New York City, NYC Food Event, speaker and host
  • Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit, speaker
  • Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network membership, 1987-1991, 2008, 2012-2019
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award, 2012

Community/public service/philanthropic priorities

  • New York State Advisory Council on Agriculture, 2014-present
  • New York Farm Bureau-Ulster County, Board Member, 2014-present; Vice President, 2016-2019; President, 2019-present
  • New York Wine and Grape Foundation, Board Member, 2009-present; Vice Chair, 2011-2016; Chair, 2016-2020
  • Agriculture Advisory Council for Congressman Antonio Delgado (NY-19th District), 2020-present
  • Agriculture Advisory Council for Congressman John Faso (NY-19th District), 2017-2018
  • Agriculture Advisory Council for Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19th District), 2012-2016
  • Junior Achievement of New York, Board Member, 2004-2016

Other education

  • Texas A&M University, MS Physiology of Reproduction/Animal Science, 1987
  • Harvard University, PhD Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, 1994

Student involvement/activities

  • CALS Ambassadors, 1982-1985; Chair, 1984
  • Agriculture Positive Action Council (AgPAC), 1984-1985
  • Cornell Dairy Science Club, 1983-1985
  • Cornell Orientation Counselor, 1983-1985
  • Cornell Block and Bridle 1982-1985
  • Academic Biology Student Advisor, 1983-1985
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Animal Science, 1984-1985
  • Intramural Athletics, 1981-1985
  • Work study

Biographical sketch

I am a first generation Cornellian. My time at Cornell prepared me for a career that I couldn’t have imagined the day I graduated. As a scientist, entrepreneur and business leader, I work with companies ranging from venture-backed start-ups through ‘Fortune 50’ international corporations in the agriculture, food and life sciences sectors. I serve on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations and have been elected or appointed to numerous leadership positions requiring pragmatism and cultural sensitivity. My husband, Stephen Osborn ’84, and I founded and operate Stoutridge Vineyard, an award-winning vineyard, farm winery and distillery in the Hudson Valley.