The St. Louis Mosaic Project Celebrates 500th Mosaic Ambassador and 1st Mosaic Ambassador Company: Monsanto
June 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The St. Louis Mosaic Project is proud to announce Mike Frank, Vice President, Global Commercial at Monsanto, as its 500th Mosaic Ambassador and simultaneously name Monsanto as the first Mosaic Ambassador Company. Frank, a native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, is responsible for Monsanto’s global row crop operations and vegetable business. Over his 26-year career with the company, he has led manufacturing, supply chain and crop protection operations and has held leadership roles for a variety of Monsanto businesses, including President, Monsanto China; General Manager, Choice Genetics; and Head of U.S. Product Management.
As a Mosaic Ambassador, Frank will engage in collaborative community activities to promote a more internationally welcoming atmosphere in St. Louis. “I really value the work that the St. Louis Mosaic Project is doing to bolster prosperity for our region through immigration and innovation,” Frank said. “Over my career with Monsanto, I’ve been fortunate to work with employees and customers around the world. In an increasingly complex and global environment, we need people with diverse experiences, coming from different backgrounds, cultures and generations, and we also need people with an ability to work effectively across those differences.”
Monsanto joins the Mosaic Ambassador Company Program as a Gold Member, which means the company hires international students and experienced global talent, encourages associates to become Mosaic Ambassadors, shares Mosaic’s welcome materials with newly arriving international employees, and has Monsanto spouses currently enrolled as volunteers at the Naheed Chapman New American Academy for refugee students.
Monsanto, the first Mosaic Ambassador Company and Frank, the 500th Mosaic Ambassador, will play vital roles in the Mosaic Project’s mission to make the St. Louis region more economically and culturally successful. Ambassador Companies will attract talent. Frank’s role as the 500th Mosaic Ambassador is equally important, as Ambassadors cultivate a welcoming atmosphere that retains the foreign talent attracted to our region.