Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ) welcomed Katie Seawell, Chief Commercial Officer at Bowery Farming, a US vertical farming company, onto its Board of Directors, where she will help further the organization's mission of making healthy, nutritious, and sustainably grown produce available to public school students located in food desserts.
"I've long admired and supported the work and mission of Teens for Food Justice and am thrilled to join their Board of Directors," said Seawell. "Together, we will work toward building a just food system for all and expanding healthy food access in underserved communities. Bowery is committed to addressing health, hunger, and nutrition across the US, and I'm excited to work with TFFJ to tackle food insecurity."
TFFJ Founder and CEO Katherine Soll said, "We are delighted to have Katie join our Board of Directors and continue our ongoing partnership with Bowery to address long-standing food inequities in high-need areas. Katie brings with her an impressive knowledge of the country's current agricultural landscape, sustainability, and food deserts, which will no doubt make her an invaluable addition to our board."
Responsibility at Bowery
In her role at Bowery, Seawell spearheads efforts to build its commercial presence in new markets and grow the business with existing customers. As part of this work, Seawell drives market/channel strategy, product pipeline development, brand building, and Bowery's go-to-market playbook.
Central to Bowery's mission is creating an enduring brand that democratizes access to high-quality, safe, and delicious produce grown in a more sustainable way. In support of this objective, Katie also leads Bowery's public policy and community impact work. She co-founded aGirlculture, a women's development network at Bowery, and serves as the group's executive sponsor.