AFIA makes key policy staff changes
Gina Tumbarello has been promoted to director of international policy and trade for the American Feed Industry Association.
Tumbarello previously served as manager of international trade. She joined AFIA in September 2011, and was formerly employed by the US Grains Council.
Tumbarello is responsible for leading the development of priority import and export issues for the global feed industry. She serves as the industry advocate, addressing trade constraints and communicating the interests of the feed, feed ingredient and pet food industries to various government agencies.
"Gina's promotion is well deserved and recognizes her successful direction of several important trade and trade policy issues for AFIA," said Richard Sellers, AFIA's senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs.
"Gina deftly represents AFIA in many trade meetings with federal agencies and her counterparts. She is well recognized by her peers as a knowledgeable source on feed trade issues and has convinced USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service to focus more on the $8 billion of feed exports the industry has with its global partners," she said.