Skills and experience
As Executive Director of Government Affairs, Christy Seyfert leads the American Soybean Association’s Washington, D.C., office. In this role, she directs and implements policy strategy and manages policy staff. The organization has 26 affiliated state associations representing 30 soybean producing states and more than 500,000 soybean farmers. She joined ASA in October 2019.
Prior to joining ASA, Seyfert held roles in both the private sector and federal government related to public policy and agriculture.
Seyfert has advocated to protect risk management throughout her time in the private sector. This included six years of representation for a leading crop insurance provider, Rural Community Insurance Services. Before this role, Seyfert worked for a boutique lobby firm whose clients included the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau, a leading trade association comprised of crop insurance providers, commercial reinsurers and brokers.
Seyfert served as congressional staff on Capitol Hill for nearly 13 years before joining the private sector. This included roles with the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, and members of the Georgia congressional delegation.
Seyfert actively supports the community through volunteer leadership efforts. She currently leads a Girl Scout troop and is an active volunteer in her church. She serves as a mentor in the University of Georgia Mentor Program for students.
Seyfert has a degree in agriculture and food science from the University of Georgia. She was honored with the UGA Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2012 and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2011.
Christy, her husband Mike, and two daughters live in Alexandria, Virginia, and maintain close ties to their family farms in Georgia and Kansas.
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