of chemical pollution, the intersection of science and policy, and the environmental effects of agriculture and food production. She received a Ph.D. in immunology from the University of California, Los Angeles, Molecular Biology Institute.
Miriam A. Rollin, J.D., national director of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, has been with that organization for more than 10 years. She also serves as vice president/chief operating officer of Fight Crime’s parent organization, Council for a Strong America (CSA), and oversees the work of the CSA Federal Policy, Research, Communications, and States teams, as well as the Human Resources and Finance/Administration teams. Fight Crime’s three sibling organizations, under the CSA umbrella, are Mission: Readiness (retired admirals and generals), America’s Edge (business leaders), and Shepherding the Next Generation (moderate faith leaders). Ms. Rollin has been involved in policy issues affecting children, youth, and families for more than three decades. She is also a lawyer, and has practiced both as an attorney/guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children and as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting juvenile, family violence, and child abuse cases. She received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a J.D. from Catholic University of America.
Andrea B. Thomas, M.B.A., is senior vice president of sustainability for Walmart. She is responsible for working across the global organization as well as with external stakeholders to embed sustainability in all aspects of the company. Prior to assuming this role in September 2010, she led Walmart’s global merchandising centers for the home, hardlines, and entertainment businesses, and previous to that was senior vice president of private brands for the grocery and consumable businesses. Before joining Walmart in October 2007, Ms. Thomas was vice president, global innovation for the Hershey Company. In this role, she led work that identified new platform opportunities for growth based on consumer and marketplace trends and insights, translating them into sustainable product and partnership ideas that delivered profitable growth for the company. Previously, Ms. Thomas spent 13 years at Pepsico, where she worked in brand management, innovation, and retail marketing and promotions. Prior to that, she served as vice president, retail marketing and promotions at Frito-Lay and led the marketing efforts for the Fritos and Tostitos brands. Ms. Thomas earned an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University. She was named one of the Top 25 Global Champions of Innovation by Businessweek magazine in 2006.