American Meat Institute (AMI) President J. Patrick Boyle today announced that environmental policy expert Sherry L. Edwards will join the Institute February 22 as director of legislative and regulatory affairs.
In addition to responsibilities for
managing environmental issues impacting meat
and poultry processors, Edwards will lobby
Congress and the Executive Branch on a range of
other industry issues. She will serve as the
staff liaison to AMI’s Environmental
Committee and will manage AMI’s Political
Education Committee. Edwards will report to
Sara Lilygren, senior vice president of
legislative and public affairs.
Previously, Edwards was director of public
policy at the Synthetic Organic Chemical
Manufacturers Association in Washington, DC.
There she directed public policy programs on a
host of environmental issues and was chief
spokesperson on air, hazardous waste,
regulatory reform and sustainable development
She also served on the
President’s Council on Sustainable
Development’s Chemical Operations Team and
was a charter member of the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency’s Chemical Sectors
Strategic Planning Group.
Earlier in her career, Edwards was a
legislative assistant at Shaw, Pittman, Potts
and Trowbridge. She also served as Deputy
Director of Scheduling for Cabinet Secretaries
at the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services and was a staffer at the U.S. Senate
Committee on Governmental Affairs and for
former U.S. Senator Mack Mattingly of Georgia.
She received her bachelor’s
degree in journalism from the University of
Georgia and her master’s degree in public
affairs from the University of Connecticut.
AMI represents the interests
of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb,
veal and turkey products and their suppliers
throughout North America. Headquartered in
Washington, DC, the Institute provides
legislative, regulatory and public relations
services, conducts scientific and economic
research, offers marketing and technical
assistance and sponsors education
Environmental Policy Expert Sherry Edwards Joins American Meat Institute Legislative Affairs TeamTuesday, February 16, 1999
For more information contact:
Vice President, Public Affairs
Manager, Public Affairs