Steven C. Mizell

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer


Steve MizellSteve Mizell is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Monsanto Company, where he is responsible for creating an industry-leading workplace for more than 20,000 employees around the world. In this role, he oversees the company’s approach to talent acquisition and development and employee wellness, as well as diversity and inclusion.

Steve joined Monsanto as Senior Vice President, Human Resources in 2004, and served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources from 2007 to 2016. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Resources Officer for AdvancePCS, a pharmaceutical company, and also held key human resources management roles at companies across the energy, defense, beverage, and technology sectors.

Over the course of his career at Monsanto, Steve’s leadership has helped the company earn recognition as a best place to work.  Most recently, this has included being named among Great Place to Work®'s World’s Best Multinational Workplaces; a 2015 Top Employer by Science magazine; one of The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces; and one of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

A resident of St. Louis, Steve is actively involved in a number of community causes.  He currently serves on the board of directors for Opera Theater St. Louis and is a supporter of the U.S. Kidney Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and Youth in Need. He has been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of St. Louis’s Most Influential Diverse Business Leaders. He currently serves on the board of directors for Oshkosh Corporation, where he is chair of the Human Resources Committee.

Steve holds a B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.S. in management from Carnegie Mellon University.