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Capitol Hill Veteran Emily Sanders Joins AMI Legislative Team

Monday, March 11, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, March, 11, 2013 – The American Meat Institute (AMI) announced today that Capitol Hill veteran Emily Sanders has joined AMI as senior director of legislative affairs. 

In her position, Sanders will report to AMI Senior Vice President of Legislative of Affairs Dale Nellor.

Previously, Sanders worked for more than two years on the staff of the Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, leading whip operations for key legislation and handling all efforts on Department of Homeland Security appropriations. Sanders has additional Capitol Hill experience having served as a senior policy advisor and executive director of the  Immigration Reform Caucus for Representative Brian Bilbray (R-CA), and as a senior legislative assistant to Representative F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Sanders also has campaign consulting experience, educating candidates on policy issues ranging from homeland security, transportation, the judiciary, and trade.

She is a native of Texas and received her bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Arkansas. 

“Emily’s legislative and policy experience will be a great asset to our legislative team,” said AMI President J. Patrick Boyle. “Her expertise will build upon our proud record of providing our members with highly effective representation on Capitol Hill.”


AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, AMI’s members produce 95 percent of the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the United States. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the meat and poultry packing and processing industry.


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