Lee Business School welcomes Mark Baxa of Monsanto this spring as part of the MBA Fortune 500 Speaker Series. Drawing upon his years in leadership roles, Baxa's engagement is titled, "If You Want to Change the Game....Synergize!"
Mark Baxa serves as vice president; Global Procurement Strategic Sourcing for Monsanto, a publicly traded multinational agrichemical and agriculture biotechnology corporation headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. In his present capacity, Mark leads global teams accountable for delivering excellence in Global Supplier Relationship and Quality Management; Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Sustainability, and Diversity; and leads the Global Supply Chain collegiate talent pipeline and procurement communications strategy.
Baxa serves as officer and 1st vice president for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Global Board of Directors. In his most recent role with CSCMP, Baxa served on the board of directors as roundtable chair, and is past-president of the St. Louis CSCMP Roundtable.
Additionally, Baxa serves as a member of the Saint Louis University Council for Supply Chain Management Studies Steering Committee and co-chairs and teaches the Advanced International Trade Management Certificate Program. He is a charter member and incorporator of the St. Louis Trade Compliance Practitioners Roundtable and served on the St. Louis City / Lambert International Shippers Council, is a frequent keynote speaker, and is active in church leadership in Washington, Missouri.
Baxa’s care and concern for the development of his people is well noted. His previously held leadership roles across multiple organizations include Global Trade Operations and Compliance, Global Customer Service and Logistics, Marketing and Sales Management. Baxa has received a number of industry leadership achievements and awards, participated on numerous boards and has completed executive education coursework. He is a promoter of the profession, believer in continuous learning, and is devoted to helping people grow in the profession.
He has previously published in periodicals such as CSCMP Quarterly, Logistics Management and Logistics Today.