ARLINGTON, VA – Frank Leach has joined USA Rice as our new Manager of Government Affairs, and will be covering the legislative side of food aid, conservation, transportation, and trade.
Frank comes to USA Rice from The American Waterways Operators Association, the national trade association for the U.S. tugboat, towboat, and barge industry, and also has worked on Capitol Hill for Jeff Landry, a former U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district.
“Frank brings a wealth of experience having worked in Congress and most recently with waterways operators along the Mississippi River, and is well-equipped to hit the ground running with the Government Affairs team here at USA Rice,” said Ben Mosely, USA Rice vice president of government affairs. “We’re excited to have him on board and I have no doubt he will bring creative ideas to foster new and existing relationships with our members and help us communicate their needs and priorities to legislators here in Washington.”
Frank has a degree in Political Science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, and grew up in Little Silver, New Jersey.