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NPPC Hires New Top Lobbyist

by 5m Editor
6 April 2010, at 7:11am

US - The National Pork Producers Council has hired Chris Wall as assistant vice president for government relations in its Washington, D.C., public-policy office. Mr Wall began his duties on Thursday, 1 April.

“Chris has great leadership skills and an extensive background in agriculture,” said Audrey Adamson, vice president of domestic policy issues. “He will be a valuable asset to pork producers in fighting for reasonable legislation and regulations.”

Mr Wall most recently was director of economic development in the office of Senator Richard Burr, R-N.C., working on agricultural issues, including food-safety legislation and the 2008 Farm Bill. Previously, he was a senior legislative assistant for Representative Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., dealing with agricultural matters. Wall also worked on the staffs of Representative Robin Hayes, R-N.C., and Sen. George Allen, R-Va.

Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, Mr Wall was vice president of Colorbee Inc., a Winston-Salem, North Carolina, small business.

Mr Wall earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

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