Chris Garvey of Zionsville, Indiana recently retired from Corteva Agrisciences after having worked for 40 years in the industry, in roles ranging from Corporate Strategy, Mycogen Seeds (a Dow Seed brand) General Manager and leading several global projects. He has also held leadership roles with ICI Chemicals based in Delaware and the United Kingdom. He holds degrees in Agriculture Science and an MBA. Garvey has four U.S. Patents.
In 2004, Chris Garvey led a subcommittee of the Zionsville Historical Society and gained approval to develop Maplelawn Farmstead, an 1830s farmstead. He led Maplelawn’s effort in creating a 501(c)(3), developing the vision and strategy with the board of directors, and has served as president of the board since its inception. Maplelawn was listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. The organization funds and implements all its restoration projects and programs and has established a network of local volunteers including Scout troops, FFAs, 4H, Lions and Kiwanis Clubs.