Andy Jordan is honored in 2020 RIVET 50 Index


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. 

To read more about Dr. Andrew Jordan’s contributions, please visit his RIVET 50 profile.

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Deepika Mishra

Standards and Data Lead (consultant)

Deepika Mishra is the Standards and Data Lead for the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, acting as a consultant for the program. As an accomplished scientist and data analytics specialist, Deepika leads on analysis of the Trust Protocol’s environmental metrics. She collaborates extensively with agricultural research institutions, conservation groups, and food and trade organizations, playing a vital role in the establishment of sustainability and social standards within the industry.

Deepika earned her Ph.D. in plant and soil science from Texas Tech University, specializing in cotton breeding and genetics. With over a decade of experience, she has spearheaded diverse agricultural projects in both India and the United States, covering crops like cotton, cowpeas, castor, sesame, guar, guayule, tomato, and field pennycress (cover crop). Her contributions also include the development and release of multiple cowpea varieties in India during her M.S. studies in vegetable breeding and genetics.