Mike Parrish is Vice President, Public Affairs, Science and Sustainability at Bayer. He is responsible for the company’s legislative and policy engagement across the United States and represents its interests before Congress, The White House and other Federal Agencies. He also oversees the company’s sustainability and philanthropic efforts in the United States.
Prior to Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, Mike led the company’s Public and Industry Affairs group with responsibility for media relations and strategic partnerships across Canada, Latin America and the United States. Mike also spent nine years as a Director of Government Affairs based in their Washington, D.C. office and served as Chairman of the Board of the company’s political action committee.
Prior to joining the company in 2004, Mike served as a Policy Advisor to the Australian Minister for Science and Technology. Mike has also served as an Advisor to US Congressman Sam Farr and in various roles at the US Department of State and the Department of Justice.
Outside of Bayer, Mike serves on the board of the Public Affairs Council, the Congressional Award and as a Fellow at the Farm Foundation Round Table.
Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from American University and a Master of Science Degree in Public Policy from the University of Sydney. He currently lives in Virginia with his wife and two daughters.
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