Full Name
Howard Buffett
Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Email Address
Speaker Bio
Howard G. Buffett is a farmer, photographer, conservationist, businessman, former elected official, former Sheriff, and Chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a private charitable foundation investing in global food security, conflict mitigation, and efforts to counter human trafficking. Mr. Buffett farms his family farm in central Illinois and oversees a family farm in Nebraska. He oversees multiple foundation-operated research farms in Arizona, Illinois, and Nebraska; two ranches in Arizona; a ranch and farm in New Mexico; and a farm in Texas. He currently serves on the corporate board of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. and has served on several Fortune 500 boards. He has held several senior corporate executive positions. Mr. Buffett was elected to serve as a Commissioner on the Douglas County Board in Nebraska in 1989 and he served 20 years on the Commission on Presidential Debates. He spent 10 years in law enforcement and served as Sheriff of Macon County, Illinois. Mr. Buffett has been honored over the years for his leadership and contributions to agriculture, conservation, philanthropy, and journalism, including receiving the highest honors bestowed on a foreign citizen by the governments of Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, Rwanda, and Ukraine for his work in each country. Mr. Buffett has traveled to over 150 countries and authored fifteen books on conservation, wildlife, and the human condition, including two New York Times bestsellers, 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World and Our 50-State Border Crisis: How the Mexican Border Fuels the Drug Epidemic Across America. He is the executive producer of two award-winning documentary films: Virunga, an Academy Award-nominated film about Africa’s oldest national park, and The River and The Wall, a film documenting the impact of a physical border barrier on the Texas-Mexico border region.
Howard Buffett