Audrae Erickson, Mead Johnson
Audrae Erickson joined Mead Johnson Nutrition in January 2013 as its Vice President, External & Public Affairs.
In this role, Erickson
will develop strategies to address external regulatory, policy and public environment issues affecting the company in the United States and global markets.
Prior to joining Mead Johnson Nutrition, Audrae Erickson was the president of the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) based in Washington, D.C. Before joining the CRA, Erickson served as the senior director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), where she specialized in agricultural trade issues including trade policy, negotiations, dispute settlement, trade promotion authority and matters involving the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).
In 1999, Erickson founded the Ag Trade Coalition to promote U.S. agricultural interests on WTO negotiating objectives.
Prior to her tenure at AFBF, Erickson served as director of agricultural affairs at the United States Trade Representative's (USTR) Office.
was responsible for oversight of all trade issues pertaining to sweeteners, horticultural crops, biotechnology, and sanitary and phytosanitary barriers to trade.
also oversaw agriculture policy matters related to the FTAA and the North American Free Trade Agreement and represented USTR
at the WTO
Committee on Agriculture meetings.
Before taking the position at USTR, Erickson served as an economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service where she specialized in trade and environment issues.
Erickson earned a Master of Arts degree in economics as a Rotary scholar from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics/business and French at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.
resides in Maryland with her
husband and three children.