The American Meat Institute added Brandon Beshears to its legislative affairs team, helping represent AMI members on Capitol Hill.

Beshears joins AMI as senior director of legislative affairs. In his new position, he will report to AMI Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs Mike Brown.

Prior to joining AMI, Beshears was responsible for issues including livestock, dairy, marketing orders and specialty crops as a member of the minority professional staff for the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

Beshears also gained experience in agriculture serving as a confidential assistant for marketing and regulatory programs within the USDA.

“Brandon’s extensive experience in legislative and agriculture policy will be a tremendous asset to our legislative affairs team as we build on our proud record of providing our members with highly effective representation on Capitol Hill,” said AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle in a news release.

Source: American Meat Institute