Devry Boughner Vorwerk joined Cargill in 2004 as Director, International Business Relations based in Washington, D.C. Boughner is currently responsible for Cargill’s global government relations in Washington, oversees Cargill’s international trade policy, and is Director, Latin America Corporate Affairs where she oversees a team located across the region. Her portfolio also includes advancing Cargill’s goals for global food security.
In 2010, Devry served on assignment for Cargill in Shanghai, China as Senior Advisor to Cargill China Corporate Affairs. Prior to joining Cargill, Boughner worked at the U.S. International Trade Commission from 1999-2004 in the Office of Industries and as Economic Advisor to the Chairman of the Commission. Boughner also served as Senior Economist in the Office of Agricultural Affairs at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
Devry holds a Bachelor of Science both in Agricultural Economics and Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics, with a specialization in Public Policy and International Trade, from Cornell University. She serves on the Board of The Alliance to End Hunger, the Board of The National Center for APEC, the Executive Committee of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, Chair of U.S.-India Business Council Food & Agriculture Committee, and serves on the Board of the U.S.-New Zealand Business Council.
She serves on the Advisory Board of the University of California Agricultural Issues Center and Cornell University’s Dyson School Advisory Council, and is also a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an avid runner and a member of Potomac Runners, a Washington, D.C.-based running club. Devry lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, Doug Vorwerk.