Long-serving public policy specialist Mary Kay Thatcher will retire from the American Farm Bureau Federation at the end of the month.
In an email to AFBF staff, Dale Moore, the organization’s executive director for public policy, said: “It is tough to inform you that Mary Kay Thatcher has announced her retirement from AFBF,” according to the Hagstrom Report. Her last day with AFBF will be January 31st.
Thatcher, born in Iowa, joined AFBF in 1982, covering a number of different policy areas for the organization. In the email, Moore stated Thatcher is “recognized as one the of the top agricultural advocates in Washington, echoed by the news media which has voted her one of DC’s top lobbyists 11 years in a row.”
There was no announcement on her plans for the future.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.