Duane Simpson

Head of North America Government and Industry Affairs 

Duane Simpson

Duane Simpson serves as a member of the North American Leadership Team and the Global Public Affairs, Science and Sustainability Team. He is VP and head of the North America Public Affairs, Science and Sustainability team within the Crop Science Division of Bayer. 


Based in Washington, DC, he and his team shape agricultural policy in the United States and Canada at the federal, provincial, state and local levels and influence policy around the globe.


His team is responsible for the political relationships within the region as well as maintaining and building partnerships with key customer and stakeholder organizations. 


He represents Bayer on the Biotechnology Industry Organization Board of Directors and the BIO Agriculture & Environment Section Board.


Duane has held various leadership roles across state and local government affairs since joining the company in 2008 and he has more than twenty five years of experience in political campaigns, developing policy frameworks and maintaining strategic relationships to shape agricultural policy.


A Kansas native, he graduated with a degree in Political Science from Fort Hays State University. He resides in Falls Church with his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Hailey.