Full Name
Karis Gutter
Job Title
U.S. Government and Industry Affairs
Corteva Agriscience
Speaker Bio
Karis T. Gutter leads U.S. Government & Industry Affairs for Corteva Agriscience. Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most recognized and premium agricultural solutions, featuring Pioneer® and Brevant™ Seeds, award-winning Crop Protection products, and Granular® software tools and services. Corteva also provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability.

Prior to joining Corteva, Gutter served as USDA’s Deputy Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services and as USDA’s Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison. Karis also served a stint as Deputy Administrator at USDA’s Farm Service Agency.

A native of Terry, Mississippi, Karis began his career in public service in the United States Marine Corp Reserves and worked in local government for the Hinds County Board of Supervisors in Mississippi. Karis also spent several years on Capitol Hill as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) and as a Professional Staff Member to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
Karis Gutter