May 16, 2013
Gary Hirshberg is the Co-Founder, Chairman and Founding CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm, the world's leading organic yogurt producer. During Gary's 28-year tenure as Stonyfield's president and "CE-Yo," the company grew from a seven-cow organic farming school to $360 million in annual sales, by consistently producing great-tasting products and using innovative marketing techniques that blended the company's social, environmental and financial missions. In 2001 Gary was named managing director of Stonyfield Europe, with brands in Canada, Ireland and France. Gary is a pioneer in organic farming and green industry, and author of Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World! In 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Gary to the Advisory Committee for Trade and Policy Negotiations, and Gary became a co-chair of AGree—a food and agricultural policy effort launched by eight of the world's leading foundations.