Johanna Nesseth Tuttle

  • Johanna Nesseth Tuttle is manager, development and public policy, for Chevron. In this capacity, she leads the corporation’s policy engagement on issues related to global development and corporate social responsibility. She represents Chevron in the Multi-Stakeholder Group of the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, a federal advisory committee with the U.S. Department of Interior. Before joining Chevron, she served as senior vice president for strategic planning and development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). During her 14 years at CSIS, she served as a member of the senior management team, with responsibility for financial, programmatic, and strategic decisions. She established a major new area of CSIS’s research agenda, focused on global development. She founded CSIS’s work on global food security in 2008, and in 2011 she established the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, a five-year partnership with Chevron to explore the role of the private sector in global development. Prior to CSIS, she worked in a number of nonprofit organizations including the League of Women Voters, Hmong American Partnership, and Minnesota 4-H. She has written and spoken widely about issues of food security and global development, and she continues to serve as a member of the Advisory Group of AGree, a multi-stakeholder effort on the future of U.S. food and agriculture policy, and as an affiliated expert on food security with the Lugar Institute. She received a B.A. in English literature from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. in international affairs from the George Washington University, and a certificate in Portuguese language and culture from the University of Lisbon.