Dr. Andrew Jordan, advisor to the Trust Protocol, was named as one of 2020 RIVET 50, the annual index of the most influential leaders advancing the business of making and marketing denim. Jordan is noted for his efforts in telling the sustainability story of U.S. cotton, and lives this out with his work with the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol.
Jordan assists clients in developing agricultural research policy/priorities and in their assessment of sustainable agriculture and environmental and social responsibility plans. He is a charter member of the multi-stakeholder coalition–Field to Market-Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture Outcomes and a director for Agricenter International and Delta BioRenewables. He previously served as vice president, Technical Services for the National Cotton Council (NCC) and is an advisor to the NCC’s COTTON USA Sustainability Task Force. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia, and both a M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Clemson.
Launched in 2018 and sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, the RIVET 50 is a diverse group of leaders who support the growth and improvement of the denim industry and represent five categories: executive, designer, retailer, influencer and supply chain.