Edelman has hired Darci Vetter to lead its public affairs practice in Washington.

According to a media report, “During the Obama administration, Vetter was chief agriculture negotiator with the rank of ambassador in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and an Agriculture Department deputy undersecretary overseeing export promotion and international development programs. Earlier she was a Capitol Hill aide.

“She has recently been diplomat in residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a consultant to Farmers for Free Trade, a group established by former Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind.

“At Edelman, she will report to Lisa Ross, president of Edelman’s Washington office.

 “With the title of vice chair for agriculture, food and trade, Vetter “will work to spearhead the firm’s push to strengthen its support to clients in the commodities, supply chain, agribusiness and global trade arenas,” Edelman said in a news release.”

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