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FMC CTO Kathleen Shelton to keynote DSCC Annual Dinner

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Dr. Kathleen Shelton is vice president and chief technology officer of FMC Corporation. | PHOTO COURTESY OF FMC

WILMINGTON – The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that Kathleen Shelton, vice president and chief technology officer of FMC Corporation, will be the keynote speaker at its 185th Annual Dinner to be held Jan. 10, 2022.

Shelton will take this opportunity to share FMC Corporation’s story of innovation with the business community.

As a leading agricultural sciences company, FMC is dedicated exclusively to crop protection chemistry and its delivery. With over 130 years of experience in the agriculture, FMC is committed to responding to customers’ evolving needs with uniquely innovative active ingredients, formulations, and precision agriculture technologies that support sustainable agriculture around the world.

As the global leader of the FMC’s robust discovery and development pipelines, Shelton leads a R&D organization of nearly 800 scientists located around the world, with laboratories in India, Brazil, France, Denmark, and the United States. The largest site, located in Newark, has over 400 employees working in chemistry, biology, regulatory sciences, engineering, and analytical science.

“I am honored to address Delaware’s vibrant and diverse business community at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s 185th Annual Dinner,” Shelton said in a statement. “Innovation is critical to help farmers feed an expanding world population, and I am excited to share how FMC’s Stine Research Center in Newark is playing a vital role in sustainable agriculture and food security.”

The Annual Dinner is the largest of the state chamber’s annual events, drawing over 1,000 business leaders, dignitaries, and elected officials to the Chase Center on the Riverfront. The evening’s program will include the presentation of the Josiah Marvel Cup award in honor of the memory of Josiah Marvel, who reorganized and was the first president of the modern-day state chamber. DSCC looks forward to bringing attendees together in person this year, including added features through the integration of their mobile event app which allows virtual attendees to also participate.

Registration for the 185th Annual Dinner can be found online at https://web.dscc.com//events/185th-Annual-Dinner-2675/details. For more information, contact Kelly Basile at kbasile@dscc.com or 302-576-6564.

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