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CNFA’s Tony Butler-Sims accepted into Forbes Human Resources Council

Forbes Human Resources Council is an Invitation-Only Community for HR Executives Across All Industries

WASHINGTON D.C. (December 5, 2019) — Tony Butler-Sims, Vice President of Talent Engagement & Culture at Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an international agricultural development organization, has been accepted into Forbes Human Resources Council, an invitation-only community for HR executives across all industries.

Tony Butler-Sims was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Tony Butler-Sims into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Human Resources Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Tony has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Tony will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

Finally, Tony Butler-Sims will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to connect with peers and former colleagues, and drive conversations and dialog particularly around diversity and organizational growth,” reflected Tony after receiving his acceptance into the Council. I look forward to working with other council members to explore ideas and opportunities to help strengthen and make a positive impact in our workplace environments and the communities we work in.”



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Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture is an international agricultural development organization that specializes in the design and implementation of sustainable, enterprise-based agricultural initiatives. We work with businesses, foundations, governments, and communities to build customized local and global partnerships that meet the world’s growing demand for food. Since our inception in 1985, we have designed and implemented enterprise-based, agricultural development initiatives to facilitate market access, enhance agribusiness competitiveness, increase productivity, and improve access to inputs and financing in 45 countries around the world.

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