Johanna Nesseth Tuttle
Johanna Nesseth Tuttle serves as the executive director of the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative. Previously, she led Chevron’s policy engagement on global development and corporate social responsibility, including economic development, the role of energy in development, financial transparency, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Prior to joining Chevron, she served as senior vice president for strategic planning and development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy organization in Washington, D.C. She served as a member of the senior management team, with responsibility over financial, programmatic, and strategic decisions. She established a major new area of CSIS’s research agenda focused on global development and founded CSIS’s work on global food security.
Prior to CSIS, she worked in a number of nonprofit organizations including the League of Women Voters, Hmong American Partnership, and Minnesota 4-H. She serves as a member of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid, which advises USAID and other U.S. government agencies on development issues relating to foreign assistance and is a member of the board of the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign. She received a B.A. in English literature from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. in international affairs from the George Washington University, and a certificate in Portuguese language and culture from the University of Lisbon.