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Lee Addams is a Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for Good Earth Irrigation, a startup company that boosts crop yields and resiliency by investing in efficient irrigation systems on behalf of absentee landowners. He previously was SVP and Chief Strategy Officer for Valmont Industries, a global, $3B revenue company manufacturing irrigation systems and other infrastructural support products, as well as providing irrigation technology. Lee also was part of McKinsey & Company’s Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice, advising private sector companies and public institutions on business strategy in multiple sectors – including agriculture and food, water resources, water technology, energy, and infrastructure. He holds a Ph.D. in earth and environmental sciences from Stanford University, specializing in hydrology and water resources, and a bachelor’s degree in applied physics from Brigham Young University.