Doug McKalip, the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), is slated to speak on October 26 at the National Chicken Council’s 68th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Before joining USTR, Ambassador McKalip served as Senior Advisor to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on all agricultural matters relating to trade, national security, animal and plant health regulations, and a wide portfolio of domestic and international issues.

McKalip formerly served in a leadership capacity in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Biotechnology Regulatory Services. He served as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Agriculture from 2015 to September 2016, and also as Acting Chief of Staff.  McKalip was Senior Advisor for Agriculture and Rural Affairs at the White House Domestic Policy Council, where he counseled President Barack Obama on issues involving farm, ranch, and rural policy. He served as the Director of the White House Rural Council and coordinated the Executive Branch-wide response to the 2012-2013 drought.

McKalip has served in a variety of other roles at USDA, including as Confidential Assistant to the Secretary, and Director of Legislative and Public Affairs for the National Resources Conservation Service at USDA.

Annual Conference confirmed speakers include:

  • Scott Algeier, Executive Director, Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC)
  • Charlie Hurt, Opinion Editor for The Washington Times and a Fox News Contributor
  • Michael Pillsbury, Director for Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute
  • Kevin Ryan, the founder and CEO of Malachite Strategy and Research, a CPG-focused strategy firm
  • Peter Sheahan, Founder of Karrikins Group, a global growth-oriented consulting firm

For complete information on NCC’s Annual Conference, including registration, the preliminary schedule of the events, questions, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Polina Burko at [email protected] or (202) 443-4129.

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