PR: MTA Welcomes Julie McClure as a Director of Government Affairs

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Michael Torrey Associates (MTA) welcomes Julie McClure as a Director of Government Affairs. 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.

Julie joins MTA with more than ten years of experience in advocacy with professional scientific societies. Julie was most recently the Science Policy Manager with the Agronomy, Crop, and Soil Science Societies where she advocated for food, agriculture, and natural resource research programs across federal agencies. While at the Societies Julie created and managed an advocacy leadership training program that has fostered more than 30 grasstop advocates who serve as local advocacy leaders. Julie began her policy career as the Science Policy Fellow at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

“Julie is uniquely qualified not only because she brings a great mix of policy, communications and strategic thinking to the table, but also has a strong science background, making her a great asset to our team and clients,” said firm principal Michael Torrey.

Julie received her PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Virginia and her BS in Biology from Florida State University. Julie lives on Capitol Hill with her husband, four-year old daughter, one-year old son, and fox terrier.


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