As PBPC’s Executive Director, James Glueck leads the organization’s advocacy for a shift toward a more circular bioeconomy through greater adoption of renewable, plant-based materials. He works to educate stakeholders on programs and policies that will support the growth of the plant-based products industry, helping to harness its environmental and economic potential to deliver a more sustainable future.
Prior to joining PBPC, James served as Vice President at the Torrey Advisory Group, where he advised and represented clients across the food and agriculture value chain on engaging federal legislative and executive branch officials and stakeholders on policy issues including sustainability, supply chain, health and hunger, research, regulation, and production agriculture.
Previously, James held many positions with the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, including Staff Director and Policy Director where he led teams responsible for oversight, presidential nominations, and bipartisan, bicameral legislative efforts including reauthorization of the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills and COVID-19 emergency relief packages.
James has also worked for Senator Mike Johanns, Bunge North America, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. An alumnus of Texas A&M University, Glueck holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural development with a minor in business and a certificate in Spanish.
In his spare time, James enjoys gardening, staying active outdoors, and traveling. He is a sought-after speaker in the food and agriculture sectors.