Prior to his promotion, Anderson was USW assistant director for the agency’s West Coast office in Portland, Oregon, US, since July 2018. Before joining USW, he was international marketing program coordinator for Food Export Association of the Northeast, which like USW is a member of the public-private partnership with USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) export market development programs.
Earlier, he was a trade intern with the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington, DC. He also has worked with The Carter Center in Central Africa as a technical adviser for the Guinea Worm Eradication Program with the South Sudan Ministry of Health and as a health volunteer in Armenia with the Peace Corps.
“Michael has done a very good job working as a host for overseas trade delegations and supporting our 13 overseas offices in his West Coast office position,” said Steve Mercer, vice president of communications at USW. “As market analyst, he will provide a different but no less important service reporting market information that adds value to US wheat export market development.”
Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Baylor University and a master’s degree in international agriculture from Oklahoma State University.