|Position:||Manager, Public Affairs|
|Department:||Public Affairs and Professional Development|
|Work Phone:||(202) 587-4221|
|Fax Number:||(202) 587-4300|
Tonya Allen is the manager of public affairs and online editor for the American Meat Institute. She joined AMI in July 2007. Tonya serves as chief media contact and spokesperson for AMIís National Hot Dog and Sausage Council and also oversees more than one dozen AMI and coalition Web sites.
Tonya came to AMI after serving two years as press secretary for Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV). Allen previously worked as a copy editor for the Martinsburg Journal, a daily newspaper in West Virginia's eastern panhandle, and also served as the editor of Community Development Publications Housing Market Report in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Allen earned both
her bachelor's degree in journalism and her
master of fine arts degree in creative writing
from West Virginia