Michael Torrey Associates Expands Team

Monday, April 4th, 2016   /  Tags: D.C., MTA news

Brad McKinney Joins Firm as Director of Government Relations

Michael Torrey Associates (MTA) welcomed Brad McKinney to its growing team on April 4. The Washington, D.C.-based firm offers effective government relations, strategic communications and issue advocacy and full-service association management to a growing number of clients in the food, nutrition and agriculture sector.

As Director of Government Affairs, Brad will provide guidance and representation to clients on an ever-expanding array of agriculture and food policy issues. His expertise includes legislative and regulatory analysis as well as helping clients understand who is driving the policy conversations around key issues in Washington and how best to engage.

“Brad’s background and reputation make him a perfect fit for Michael Torrey Associates,” said firm president Michael Torrey. “Our team is known for putting our deep understanding of the issues, diverse professional networks, and strong values system to work representing everyone from farm to table in D.C.”

Brad brings expertise in legislative affairs, issues analysis, and coalition building. Most recently, he served as an advisor on FaegreBD Consulting’s food and agriculture team. Prior to that, Brad was a Washington representative for the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. He also has experience working in the office of Senator Richard Lugar.

Like others on the Michael Torrey Associates team, Brad’s roots are in agriculture. He grew up working on the family farm in Tipton County, Indiana. He has a BS from Purdue University and is completing a joint Masters in Ag Economics and Masters in Business Administration through Purdue and Indiana Universities.

Brad joins the growing team at MTA at a time the firm is expanding its capabilities and offerings to clients.  In addition to best-in-class government relations, issues management and association management, MTA is expanding its offerings to include strategic communications counsel, issue advocacy and stakeholder identification and engagement planning. For more information about the firm, please visit torreydc.com or contact Sarah Hubbart at shubbart@torreydc.com or 202-544-5084.

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. As a firm dedicated to client service and satisfaction, we are proud to report that in a recent survey, Michael Torrey Associates clients showed very high satisfaction and said they would recommend the firm to other companies looking for representation or strategic guidance in D.C. Learn more about us at http://www.torreydc.com.