Our Staff

Contact a USDEC staffer by using either our Contact Us form or calling 703-528-3049. Members can click here to help them find a staff expert.

Executive Office

Secretary Tom Vilsack, President and CEO 

Omar Syed, Senior Advisor to the President and CEO

Matt McKnight, Chief Operating Officer

Debora Monteiro, Executive Assistant to the COO

 

Global Marketing

Vikki Nicholson, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing

Angélique Hollister, Vice President, Cheese and Consumer Products

Terri Rexroat, Vice President, U.S. Trade Services

Kristi Saitama, Vice President, Export Marketing Ingredients

Kara McDonald, Vice President, Global Marketing Communications

Amy Foor, Director, Export Marketing Programs

John Klees, Project Coordinator, Global Marketing

 

Market Access and Regulatory Affairs

Matt McKnight, Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan Gardner, Vice President, Market Access, Regulatory Compliance

Sandra Benson, Director, Market Access and Regulatory Affairs

Eddy Fetzer, Director, Market Access and Regulatory Affairs

Holly DeLidle, Manager, Market Access and Regulatory Affairs

Jessica Smith, Coordinator, Market Access and Regulatory Affairs

 

Operations and Evaluation

Chuck Timpko, Senior Vice President, Operations and Evaluation

Daniel Ingram, Vice President, Information Resources

Kari Kwiatkowski, Director, Government Funding Compliance & Operations

Erin Kealiher, Manager, Government Funding Compliance & Operations

 

Strategic and Industry Communications

Margaret Speich, Senior Vice President, Strategic and Industry Communications

Mark O'Keefe, Vice President, Editorial Services

Luke Waring, Manager, Communications and Membership

 

Strategy and Insights

Marc Beck, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Insights

Ross Christieson, Senior Vice President, Market Research and Analysis

Véronique Lagrange, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Insights

Annie Bienvenue, Vice President, Technical Services

Alan Levitt, Vice President, Communications and Market Analysis

Merle McNeil, Director, Market Research and Analysis

Dacia Whitsett-Morrow, Director, Strategy and Insights

Rebecca Vidal, Coordinator, Strategy and Insights

Cameron Burris, Coordinator, Market Research and Analysis

 

Trade Policy

Jaime Castaneda, Senior Vice President, Trade Policy

Shawna Morris, Vice President, Trade Policy