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Source: Michael Torrey Associates news release

Michael Torrey Associates (MTA) welcomes Ashley Willits to the policy team. The Washington, D.C.-based firm offers effective government relations, strategic communications and issue advocacy as well as full-service association management to a growing number of clients in the food, agriculture, and forestry sector.

Ashley serves as the Policy Manager for Michael Torrey Associates, where she provides policy communications and advocacy support for the firm's clients. Prior to joining MTA, Ashley served as an Associate Director of Policy Communications at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
Willits previously worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Secretary Sonny Perdue as the Director of External and Intergovernmental Affairs. Ashley also served as the Eastern Region Vice President on the 2016-17 National FFA Officer team.

"We're excited to have Ashley join the team. She has an extensive background working in agriculture advocacy, which makes her a perfect fit for the firm's clients as we continue raise the bar in providing the highest quality of federal affairs guidance," said firm principal Michael Torrey.

A New York state native, Willits grew up on her family's diversified agricultural operation and earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural communications from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.

About Michael Torrey Associates:

Food and agricultural organizations that need the right results in Washington, D.C. can trust Michael Torrey Associates to put its relationships, reputation and expertise to work on your issue. Since 2005, the firm has successfully provided legislative and regulatory guidance, issues management, and association management services to a wide variety of clients. Learn more about us at

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