Staff

Mr. Karl Anderson
Mr. Karl Anderson

President

Karl Anderson serves as the president of the Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation. Anderson joined SoAR after 10 years as Director of Government Relations for the American Society of Agronomy,...

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Dr. Timothy (Tod) Desmond
Dr. Timothy (Tod) Desmond

Director of Administration

Tod Desmond is the Director of Administration at the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation. He also teaches philosophy and religion as an Adjunct Professor at The College of Southern...

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Mr. Marcus Glassman
Mr. Marcus Glassman

Vice President, Programs

Marcus Glassman is the Vice President for Programs at the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation leading the foundation's portfolio of agricultural research and policy initiatives, both...

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Ms. Naomi Silverman
Ms. Naomi Silverman

Director of Development

Naomi Silverman is the Director of Development at the SoAR Foundation. She joined SoAR after five years with the Sustainable Food Center in Austin, Tex., where she lead the organization’s fundraising and...

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Ms. Elly Haden
Ms. Elly Haden

Social Media and Communications Intern

Elly Haden is the Social Media Associate at the Supporters of Agriculture Research (SoAR) Foundation. She is completing her Dietetic Internship at Virginia Tech with plans to graduate in spring 2022 with...

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