Diverse, knowledgeable speakers at 2022 Legislative Meetings

April 21, 2022

Michael S. Regan, EPA Administrator (invited)

Michael Regan previously served in several leadership roles as the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), as Associate Vice President of U.S. Climate and Energy, and as Southeast Regional Director of the Environmental Defense Fund. He was confirmed as the EPA Administrator with the support of national and state agricultural organizations that had a good working relationship with him as the head of North Carolina’s DEQ.

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D- MI) (invited)

Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee
As Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, a senior member of the Senate Finance and Budget Committees, and a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Senator Stabenow has a powerful and unique role to play in shaping our nation’s health care, manufacturing, infrastructure, environment, and agriculture policies. She authored the 2014 Farm Bill and co-authored the 2018 Farm Bill, which passed on a  bipartisan vote of 87-13.

Dr. John R. Clifford, USAPEEC Veterinary Trade Advisor

Former USDA Chief Veterinary Officer
Dr. Clifford advises the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council and other U.S. industry groups on animal disease-related issues, maintains ongoing relationships with foreign government veterinary officials, and interfaces with U.S. officials on behalf of the U.S. poultry and egg industry. Previously, Dr. Clifford served in various roles at the USDA Animal Health and Plant Information Service (APHIS), including 12 years as deputy administrator of Veterinary Services and chief veterinary officer and six years as assistant deputy administrator of Veterinary Services.

Craig Jackson, Program Director, Indiana University

Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research
Craig Jackson is Program Director at the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR), where his research interests include information security program development and governance, cybersecurity assessments, legal and regulatory regimes' impact on information security and cyber resilience, evidence-based security, and innovative defenses. He leads CACR's collaborative work with the defense community and is a coauthor of Security from First Principles: A Practical Guide to the Information Security Practice Principles.