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Stuart Adam

Senator
Utah State Senate

Stuart Adams is Utah State Senator, serving Majority Whip. Adams first served 4 years in the Utah State House of Representatives, beginning his service in the Senate in 2009. In 2004, [then Representative] Adams was named the 2004 Legislator of the Year by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, the 2004 Legislator of the Year by the International Code Council.  Adams is a former chairman of the Utah State Transportation Commission. Read more about Stuart Adam

Stuart Adams

Senator
Utah Senate

Adams first served four years in the Utah State House of Representatives before joining the Senate in 2009. In 2004, he Adams was named Legislator of the Year by two organizations: the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and the International Code Council. Adams is a former chairman of the Utah State Transportation Commission. He also served as chairman of the Military Installation Development Authority. Read more about Stuart Adams

Jimmy Avery

Extension Professor
Mississippi State University

Jimmy Avery received his undergraduate degree from  the University of Mississippi, his MS from Delta State and PhD at Louisiana State University. He joined Mississippi State University as Extension Professor and Extension Aquaculture Leader in 1999 and is housed at the Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center. Since 2012, Dr. Avery has also served as director of the USDA NIFA Southern Regional Aquaculture Center. Read more about Jimmy Avery

Matt Bailey

Executive Director
National Association for Biomedical Research

Matthew R. Bailey is the Executive Vice President of the National Association for Biomedical Research and the Foundation for
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Matt Bailey

Executive Director
National Association for Biomedical Research

Matthew R. Bailey is the executive vice president of the National Association for Biomedical Research and the Foundation for Biomedical Research. As a government relations professional focused on science and technology  issues, Mr. Bailey’s Washington career has spanned more than 20 years. In 1996, he served as a presidential appointee in the Clinton Administration as a congressional liaison for the U.S. Read more about Matt Bailey

Gary Baise

Attorney
OFW Law

Gary Baise, a principal at OFW Law who is also co-head of the litigation practice, specializes in the Clean Water Act; Clean Air
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Seth Barnes

Director of Forest Policy
Oregon Forest & Industries Council

Mr. Barnes is the Oregon Forest & Industries Council’s professional  forester. He has experience in multiple facets of field forestry as well as forest policy — from harvest layout and design to silviculture. Read more about Seth Barnes

Sebastian Belle

Executive Director
Maine Aquaculture Association

Sebastian Belle began his career  as a commercial fisherman, working his way through his university studies as a mate on offshore lobster boats. Currently, Mr. Belle is executive director of the Maine Aquaculture Association, a private, nonprofit association representing Maine shellfish and finfish growers. Prior to joining this association, Mr. Belle served as state aquaculture coordinator for the Maine Department of Marine Resources. Read more about Sebastian Belle

Scott Brown

Assistant Extension Professor
University of Missouri

Scott Brown is an assistant extension professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri and the state extension agricultural economist for the University of Missouri extension. Dr. Brown has worked with the U.S. Read more about Scott Brown

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