Lincoln-Secretary of State Bob Evnen announced today that Assistant Secretary Cindi Allen has been reappointed to the U.S. Agriculture Policy Advisory Committee (APAC). USDA and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington D.C. jointly manage the committee.  Allen will serve in an advisory position along with 29 other appointees from across the U.S.

The Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee meets with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer to provide advice and information concerning the administration of trade policy, including enforcement of existing trade agreements and negotiating objectives for new trade agreements. “I am honored to serve Nebraska and U.S. farmers and ranchers in this capacity,” stated Allen.

“Cindi Allen has worked extensively in international trade,” stated Secretary Evnen, “In her role as Assistant Secretary of State she brings extensive knowledge and a wealth of experience in international trade and policy to this office.” Secretary Evnen added, “APAC has retained a highly qualified member.”

Assistant Secretary Allen received her Master’s Degree in Political Management from George Washington University, Washington D.C., and has been involved in international trade for over 10 years.