|Position:||Vice President, International Trade|
|Work Phone:||(202) 587-4244|
|Fax Number:||(202) 587-4300|
Bill Westman joined AMI in 2010. Previously, he served 29 years with the United States Department of Agricultureís (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Most recently, he served as Agricultural Minister Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where he was responsible for the overall supervision and management of the organizationís largest overseas operation. Prior to this, Westman served as Agricultural Minister Counselor in Berlin, Germany, and Brasilia, Brazil. He has also served as assistant deputy administrator, Foreign Agricultural Affairs and Western Hemisphere officer at USDA.
Westman has extensive experience in facilitating agricultural interactions with governments, private sector companies and trade associations and has well-established relationships with government officials and international business leaders.
Westman earned a bachelorís degree
in natural resource management from Rutgers
University and a masterís degree in forestry
with a minor in agricultural economics from