Iowa Farmer and Former AFBF Lobbyist Takes Syngenta Job
Syngenta announced this week that former American Farm Bureau Federation lobbyist Mary Kay Thatcher will join its government relations team.
Thatcher will join Syngenta in mid-February as senior lead of Federal Government Relations, based in Washington, D.C., according to a Syngenta news release.
In the role, the company says Thatcher will support the company’s strategic federal government relations activities including outreach and advocacy. Syngenta calls her “one of the foremost experts on farm policy in the United States,” and Thatcher called Syngenta “a strong competitor with great people, a focused strategy, and superior products and services.” Thatcher retired from AFBF earlier this month, following a 31-year tenure at the farm organization. Thatcher is a fifth generation Iowa farmer active in corn, soybean and livestock production.
Source; NAFB News