Becky Rasdall joined the International Dairy Foods Association in July 2020 as Vice President, Trade Policy and International Affairs where she is responsible for developing and advocating industry positions on international trade issues, including U.S. and international trade policy; and monitoring and addressing international regulatory issues impacting trade in dairy products. Before she joined IDFA, Becky served in the Foreign Agricultural Service with the U.S. Department of Agriculture since 2011, where she focused on a variety of trade policy issues related to technical and sanitary and phytosanitary barriers to U.S. exports of food and agricultural products, including dairy. She has extensive experience in trade agreement negotiations, including working on U.S.-Mexico-Canada and China Agreements, and she also served in a temporary position in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
Prior to joining the U.S. government, Becky managed regulatory compliance for ConAgra Foods’ export business in Omaha, Neb. and has also worked for the International Food Information Council and for former Congressman Dave Camp (MI-04). Becky holds a Master of the Arts in International Relations from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, and a Bachelor of the Arts in International Political Science from Hope College in Holland, Mich., and speaks German and Spanish.