The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce the addition of Ivy Torres as its global programs specialist, effective July 10.

In this newly created AFIA position, Torres will be responsible for supporting international market access and development programs worldwide, and the development, implementation, and communication of the association’s global policy goals and activities. She will also support the work of AFIA’s International Trade Committee. 

“Ivy brings a wealth of global programming expertise as well as the desire to broaden her knowledge into the wider international policy and trade sphere and agriculture as a whole,” said Gina Tumbarello, AFIA’s senior director of global strategies, policy, and trade.

“We are very excited for her to expand the U.S. animal food industry’s international trade work and join our legislative and regulatory team!” 

Previously, Torres served as a manager of global programs at the U.S. Grains Council, where she assisted on market development programs with strategic analysis, program planning and development, implementation and evaluation, actual cost and end-result contracting, budgeting, and accounting, administration, and communications. In addition, she organized 60+ trade teams and missions each year.

Hailing from South River, NJ, Torres holds a dual bachelor's degree in globalization studies and Latin American, Caribbean and Latino studies combined with Spanish from Gettysburg College. She also holds a master’s degree in development with a focus on agrarian, food, and environmental studies from the International Institute of Social Studies. She can be reached at itorres@afia.orgor (703) 650-0143.