Beth Sauerhaft most recently worked in the Agro Discovery and Sustainability team of PepsiCo Nutrition R&D as the Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability. There, she carried out work to integrate long-term risk analysis and strategy development to guide and develop PepsiCo’s innovation process and global activities relating to the agricultural supply chain and both environmental and social sustainability. This work related to the sustainable production of arable crops and dairy.
Before joining PepsiCo in 2007, Beth worked for the US EPA as the Deputy to the Agricultural Counselor. In that position, she provided policy advice to the Agricultural Counselor, the Administrator and other EPA managers on a variety of agricultural issues cutting across functional responsibilities of the Agency.
Prior to working at EPA, Beth worked at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service where she held national leadership responsibility for Atmospheric Resource Quality Management issues and before that was a District Conservationist in New York. Beth was on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation for several years, where she is now on the science advisory committee, and chaired her town’s Sustainability Advisory Board from 2010-2013.
Beth earned a Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecology and Management from Texas A&M University with research in arid land agroforestry. She has a Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University in Natural Resource Ecology and a BA in American Studies from Grinnell College.