Stewart's main role is to educate government officials about the animal food industry.
Stewart’s main role is to educate government officials about the animal food industry. He will lead AFIA’s federal advocacy efforts, coordinate member fly-ins and represent the organization at meetings and hearings. He also will be part of AFIA’s team monitoring state affairs and assist in the development of the association’s comments and testimony.
Stewart joins the AFIA from the office of U.S. Representative David Rouzer, where he was a staff assistant. He previously worked for the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and Elanco Animal Health.
"We are pleased to have John join our legislative and regulatory team," said Leah Wilkinson, vice-president of legislative, regulatory and state affairs at the AFIA. "With experience on the Hill, as well as with industry, he will be a tremendous asset to AFIA and our entire membership, in the process of educating elected officials."
Stewart has a bachelor's degree in agricultural education with minors in animal science, agribusiness management and agricultural leadership from North Carolina State University.