Pam Marrone is the CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations, a leading developer of environmentally-responsible biopesticides. When compared with conventional chemicals and pesticides, the natural products developed at MBI result in healthier plants and a safer environment. In bringing natural alternatives to market for organic and conventional growers, Pam has built a successful business model within a growing industry – all while helping to make our food safer and reduce pollution in our water and air that can put workers and consumers at risk. Pam’s efforts earned her a 2011 NRDC Growing Green Award in the Business Leader category.