Devry Boughner Vorwerk
Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cargill
Devry Boughner Vorwerk joined Cargill in 2004 as Director of International Business Relations based in Washington, D.C. For almost eight years she specialized in Cargill’s Asia Pacific trade and investment portfolio, which included short assignments in India and China.
Vorwerk is currently responsible for managing Cargill’s global government relations activities in Washington; directing Corporate Affairs for Latin America, which includes oversight for government relations, communications and corporate responsibility in the region; and managing Cargill’s international trade policy agenda.
Prior to joining Cargill, Vorwerk worked at the U.S. International Trade Commission in the Office of Industries and as Economic Advisor to the Chairman. Vorwerk also served as Senior Economist in Agricultural Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, which is part of the Executive Office of the President.
Vorwerk holds a dual degree in Agricultural Economics and Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis. She also holds a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics, with a specialization in Public Policy and International Trade, from Cornell University.
Vorwerk serves on the Boards of Alliance to End Hunger and the Business Council for Global Development. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the University of California Agricultural Issues Center and Cornell University’s Dyson School Advisory Council. Vorwerk is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, an Arthur Page Society Future Leader, and was recently named a 2014 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Devry is an avid runner and a member of Potomac Runners, a Washington, D.C.-based running club. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, Doug Vorwerk and their son, Charlie.