Jesse Daystar PhD is Cotton Incorporated Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Daystar was the Assistant Director at the Center for Sustainability at Duke University, where he collaborated with the Company on a wide range of research projects spanning many of the Company’s divisions. Dr. Daystar holds a PhD in Forest Biomaterials from N.C. State University and has established himself as a leader in cellulosic fiber sustainability. He has led research and consulting in aspects of product sustainability, biomaterials, biochemicals, and bioenergy. His research has produced numerous publications, sustainability and chemical and engineering tools; and certifications for clients including the USDA and the U.S. Department of Energy.