Darren Wallis

Head of North America Communications

Darren WallisDarren Wallis is the North American Vice President of Communications for Bayer’s Crop Science Division.

He has more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications. In his role as vice president of Communications for the Crop Science Division, Wallis leads all North American internal and external corporate communication activities including corporate reputation, media relations, employee communications, digital communication and issues management. He is based at the North American headquarters in St. Louis.

Previously, Wallis worked as Director of Public Affairs and Executive Communications at Monsanto Company where he formed and led teams focused on leadership communications for internal and external stakeholders.


He also held a variety of communications roles during his tenure with Monsanto. Prior to this assignment, Wallis held leadership roles at two prominent international public relations firms developing award-winning communications programs for a variety of clients.

Wallis graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has completed his first year of a Master’s degree in international business at Saint Louis University. A native of Southeast Missouri, Wallis grew up on a grain and beef farm which his family still farms today.