ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, US — US Wheat Associates announced Aug. 2 that it has hired Brenda Taylor as director of information technology (IT) for its headquarters office in Arlington, Virginia, US. 

Taylor previously was IT manager with local law firm Morrison & Foerster, Washington, DC, US, where she guided the firm’s technology strategy while leading a team of analysts in three local offices.

She has a bachelor’s degree in decision science and management information systems and a master’s degree in applied IT, cybersecurity from George Mason University.

“We are pleased to have Brenda join the USW team,” said Kevin McGarry, vice president of finance at USW. “She brings a wealth of experience and credentials, and we feel she will be a great fit to manage the IT needs of our global organization. Brenda recently earned a master’s degree in cybersecurity, showing initiative in this crucial and ever-changing discipline.”

USW is the export market development organization for the US wheat industry. USW is financed through producer checkoff dollars managed by 17 state wheat commissions and cost-share funding provided by the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture. USW maintains 15 offices strategically located around the world with activities in more than 100 countries to support all six US wheat classes.