Johanna Nesseth Tuttle

Manager, Development & Public Policy, Policy, Government and Public Afairs (PGPA), Chevron

Johanna Nesseth Tuttle leads Chevron’s policy engagement on global development and corporate social responsibility.  She represents Chevron in the Multi-Stakeholder Group of the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, a Federal Advisory Committee with the U.S. Department of Interior.

Previously, she served as Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning & Development at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy organization in Washington, DC.  During her fourteen years at CSIS, she served as a member of the senior management team, with responsibility for financial, programmatic and strategic decisions.  She established a major new area of CSIS’s research agenda, focused on global development.  She founded CSIS’s work on global food security in 2008, and in 2011 she established the Project on U.S. Leadership Development, a five-year partnership with Chevron to explore the role of the private sector in global development. 

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 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.