AMI Announces New Director of International Affairs Stephen SothmannTuesday, August 30, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tonya Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-587-4221
Washington, D.C., August 30, 2011 — The American Meat Institute (AMI) today announced that former Capitol Hill fellow and staffer Stephen Sothmann has been named the Institute’s director of International Affairs. Sothmann will also serve as director of international affairs for the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association, an affiliate of AMI.
In his position, Sothmann will report to U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association President John Reddington and AMI Vice President of International Trade William Westman.
Previously, Sothmann worked on international business and trade issues as a legislative aide for several members of Congress. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Purdue University in 2006 and a master’s of business administration and law degree from Indiana University in 2009.
“Stephen’s extensive education and background in international trade will be a great assets to AMI and our members as we work to expand our foreign market access and increase our trade opportunities, which are essential to the economic success of the U.S. meat and poultry sector,” said AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle.