Doug McKalip to speak at USAPEEC Annual Meeting
May 1, 2023
Members attending the 2023 USAPEEC Annual Meeting in San Antonio next month are in for a
Doug McKalip, Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade
Representative (USTR), has been confirmed to speak at the event and will offer his special
insight into issues critical to the industry.
McKalip has a long and distinguished career, having most recently served as Senior Advisor to
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on all agricultural matters relating to trade, national
security, animal and plant health regulations, and a wide portfolio of domestic and international
He previously served in a leadership capacity in the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service (APHIS), Biotechnology Regulatory Services. He also was Senior Advisor for
Agriculture and Rural Affairs at the White House Domestic Policy Council where he counseled
President Barack Obama on issues involving farm, ranch, and rural policy.
McKalip has a master’s degree in public policy from the American University in Washington
D.C. and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Members who have yet to register for the meeting are advised to act now to take advantage of
special early bird discount pricing, which ends April 30. The discounted hotel room rate ends on