Aimee Witteman, The McKnight Foundation

TITLE: Program Director, Midwest Climate and Energy

FUNDING AREAS: Conservation

CONTACT: awitteman@mcknight.org, 612-333-4220

PROFILE: Aimee Witteman joined The McKnight Foundation in June 2010 as a program officer for their environment work. Three years later she was elevated to her current position of program director for their Midwest Climate and Energy program. Here's her official bio:

Aimee Witteman directs the Midwest Climate & Energy program for The McKnight Foundation, based in Minneapolis. McKnight’s Midwest Climate & Energy program seeks to help the Midwest become an international model in addressing climate change by reducing such emissions in all economic sectors. Aimee formerly served as program officer for McKnight’s Environment Program and as the Executive Director for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition in Washington, D.C, where she was extensively involved in the 2008 Farm Bill campaign. Witteman is a former W.K. Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Policy Fellow. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in history from the University of Wisconsin and has a master’s of science degree from Tufts University in agriculture and environmental policy.

Witteman also serves on the board of the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota and as a mentor for FoodCorps, both since 2011.