Board Member Refed

Ida Posner

Ida Posner

Board Member, ReFED
Founding & Managing Partner, Hawthorne Food Ventures

Ida is the fourth-generation leader of her family business, which invests in food and rail businesses globally. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hawthorne Food Ventures, a venture capital fund that invests in startups reducing food waste. She is also Vice President of Railroad Development Corporation, a global railway investment and management company with holdings across Iowa, Peru, Germany, and France. Ida serves on the boards of the Iowa Interstate Railroad, RDC-Deutschland, Eurorail, RailPulse, and Barnana. Additionally, Ida serves as a Strategic Advisor to the Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh. Ida holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.S.E. from Princeton University in Civil & Environmental Engineering.

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