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Board Member

Eric J. Steiner

Eric has worked in government affairs for the American Forest & Paper Association, Elanco Animal Health, and Kraft Foods, served as senior professional staff for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, served as a senior executive political appointee with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, helped lead government affairs for the National Association of Wheat Growers, worked as a law clerk with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and served as a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center.

Eric grew up on a small diversified crop and livestock farm near Berne, Indiana. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Education from Purdue University, and a J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law. His international experience includes study abroad in Poland (semester), Honduras (summer), and South Africa (semester), and he’s visited 19 countries.

Eric lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and their two children. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Congressional Hunger Center, on the International Executive Board of FarmHouse Fraternity, and he moonlights as a portrait and family photographer.

Eric’s personal vision: “To build bridges between all people to ensure adequate food for our world.”