Ann M. Veneman
Bachelor's in Political Science, University of California; Master's in Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; Juris Doctor, Hastings College of the Law, University of California. Formerly, positions in US state and national government including US Secretary of Agriculture and California Secretary of Food and Agriculture. With UNICEF: helped launch initiatives to improve business practices, transparency and collaboration to ensure the agency's programmes reach most vulnerable and that its resources are utilized efficiently to protect, save and improve lives of children around the world; travelled to more than 60 countries to review plight of children and its work to assist them. 2009, named to the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list, ranking 46th.