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Dana O’Brien

Executive Vice President, Food & Agriculture

Dana O’Brien is Executive Vice President for Food and Agriculture and is responsible for the development of public policy and strategic advocacy, public affairs, and legal strategies that advance industry and stakeholder objectives in the United States.

Prior to becoming EVP, Dana served as BIO Food and Agriculture’s chief legislative advocate as Senior Director of Federal Government Relations since March 2011. 

Before BIO, Dana worked in Congress for the late Representative Ike Skelton (D-MO) managing his legislative team and concentrating on a variety of agricultural, energy, and trade matters.

A native of Sedalia, Missouri, and a graduate of Missouri University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Dana joined the Skelton team immediately out of college and served there for nearly 14 years