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What does a new Congress and the Biden Administration mean for the meat industry? Don’t miss the unique perspectives from our panelists, Anne MacMillan, former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and Randy Russell, former Chief of Staff to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary John R. Block.

These political and Ag policy experts will discuss the appointments of the new administration so far and what it means for the meat industry. During our discussion we will also evaluate the outcome of the Senate run-off elections and what it means for the balance of power in Washington and more.

  • Introductory Remarks
  • Overview of the OSHA/NAMI Alliance
  • OSHA’s Response to COVID-19
  • Introduction to OSHA Compliance Assistance Resources
  • Q&A Session


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Anne MacMillan

Anne MacMillan


Anne MacMillan leads Invariant’s agriculture, trade, and transportation practices, leveraging over 15 years of experience across the federal government and private sector. Her custom engagement strategies deploy shoe leather lobbying, and targeted political and regulatory engagement to meet a client’s specific needs, navigating complex policy and regulatory challenges across a wide range of issues. Anne’s expertise and deep relationships with the House Democratic leadership deliver unparalleled results.

Anne served as senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack for several years, where she developed and implemented the agency’s regulatory agenda and managed the Secretary’s policy team. She was also senior policy advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), where she led agriculture, veterans, small business, and government oversight policy. She also worked with Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) on the 2008 Farm Bill and Endangered Species Act reform. In the private sector, Anne was director of government affairs for The Wonderful Company.

Anne is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and received her JD from The George Washington University Law School.

Randy Russell

Randy Russell

The Russel Group

Randy Russell is the President at The Russell Group, where he works with clients to identify goals and develop and execute lobbying strategies to successfully influence the legislative, administrative, and regulatory process. Prior to joining the firm in 1986, Randy served in a number of agricultural policy positions, both inside and outside of government, including Chief of Staff for Secretary of Agriculture John R. Block, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Vice President for Agriculture and Trade Policy at the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Director of Government Relations for The Pillsbury Company, and the 1981 Farm Bill Coordinator for USDA.

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