Changes in leadership at Land O'Lakes
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Land O'Lakes has named Autumn Veazey as its director of government relations and Daryn McBeth as its director of state affairs and industry relations.
Veazey is a professional staff and counsel for U.S. Senator and ranking member Thad Cochran of Miss. and was previously professional staff and counsel for U.S. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas, former ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. She was a litigation attorney representing insurance companies in both insurance defense and workers compensation areas; associate counsel and director of legislative affairs for the United Fresh Produce Association, a trade association, which represents 1,300 member companies; and was manager of federal affairs at Troutman Sanders Strategies, a full-service government relations and issues management firm.
Veazey will be based in Washington, D.C., and will replace government relations director Steve Kirkava, who is retiring. Veazey will be responsible for leading Land O'Lakes’ company-wide government relations strategy and identifying issues that affect the cooperatives' members and its businesses.
McBeth has spent the last 10 years at Minnesota Agri-Growth Council, where he was most recently president. He was previously a lobby and outreach consultant and worked with Gordley Asso