College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Bonnie E. Raquet served as Corporate Vice President, Corporate Affairs, at Cargill, Incorporated in Minneapolis from 2000 until her retirement in 2011. She led operations in 60-plus countries, including government relations, media, communications, brand management, marketing services and corporate responsibility.
She joined Cargill in 1982, serving as legal counsel until 1997; then managed the Government and International Relations office in Washington, D.C. for three years.
Ms. Raquet was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade. She is a member and vice-chair of the United Nations-related World Food Program-USA, and serves on the Global Advisory Council of TechnoServe, Inc., an international economic development organization. She is board chair of the Luther Seminary Foundation, board vice-chair of Valparaiso University, and a board member of Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 500 company.
In addition to her 1973 master’s degree in history from CSU, she holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Valparaiso University and a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School. She lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.