Western Growers Association Appoints Robert Medler as Its Arizona Government Affairs Manager
IRVINE, CA - A government is only as good as the policies that it creates. As it focuses on the health and success of future generations in the fresh produce industry, Western Growers Association has brought on Robert Medler as its Arizona Government Affairs Manager.
“Western Growers is the preeminent advocacy organization for the agriculture community,” said Medler. “I am humbled and honored to join the Western Growers’ team to ensure our members have a strong voice in Arizona. Today’s policy decisions will have generational impacts; let’s make sure they are the right decisions.”
Bringing with him nearly 15 years of experience in government relations, Medler will represent Western Growers in all legislative and regulatory matters in Arizona, as well as monitor, analyze, and report on policy recommendations for Western Grower positions, according to a press release. Medler will also have a hand in developing and implementing new policy strategies or legislation that specifically relates to the fresh fruit, vegetable, and nut sectors in the state.
“We are very excited to have Robert joining Western Growers’ State Government Affairs team,” said Matthew Allen, Vice President of State Government Affairs. “He brings a wealth of experience advocating on behalf of employers and is looking forward to utilizing his skills to represent Western Grower member interests in the state of Arizona.”
Prior to joining the team at Western Growers, Medler led government relations and public policy efforts at multiple associations, including the Southern Arizona Chamber of Commerce Association as well as the Tuscan Metro Chamber. Adding more impressive studs to his belt, he was also awarded the “40 Under 40” distinction from the Tuscon Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star.
Medler obtained his bachelor’s in Political Science and Communications from the University of Arizona, as well as a master’s in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.
Congratulations to Robert Medler on his new position!
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