Former USA Rice Intern Returns to Government Affairs Team

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Oct 23, 2019
ARLINGTON, VA – Today USA Rice welcomes Josie McLaurin as the new Government Affairs/PAC Coordinator where she will be facilitating government affairs functions including administration of the USA Rice Political Action Committee (PAC).  No stranger to USA Rice, Josie was the government affairs intern during the summer of 2018.

A Tennessee native, Josie graduated in May from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Agriculture, and then worked for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget where she handled administrative duties for all staff members on both sides of the aisle.   

“We’re excited to have Josie joining our staff full-time,” said Ben Mosely, USA Rice vice president of government affairs.  “After her successful internship here last year and her work on Capitol Hill, she is able to hit the ground running, which is extremely helpful.  It’s also always nice to promote from within.”

The office’s immediate expectations for Josie go far beyond work experience as she was here, and rooting for, the Washington Capitals when they finally won the Stanley Cup in 2018.  The question is, can she prove a “good luck charm” for another Washington team looking for their first championship?  Since the Washington Nationals downed the Houston Astros last night in game one of the World Series, so far, so good.