ASTA Welcomes New Sr. Director, International Programs & Policy

  • On September 25, 2018

ASTA is pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Abigail Struxness as Senior Director of International Programs & Policy. In her new role, Abigail is responsible for managing ASTA’s strategic international programs and policy initiatives. This includes: ASTA’s United Export Strategy under the USDA Coopreator Program; ASTA’s international policy initiatives, including trade; and representing the U.S. on regional seed associations.

Abigail comes to ASTA from the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) where she served as Policy & Program Manager since 2013. In her role at AgTC, Abigail represented member companies’ regulatory and legislative interests before government agencies, on Capitol Hill, and among private sector stakeholders to ensure U.S. exports move competitively and efficiently to foreign markets. Prior to her time at AgTC, Abigail worked at the Washington International Trade Association in Washington, D.C. and at Business Oregon’s International Trade Office in Portland. Abigail has a degree in International Political Economy from the University of Puget Sound.

Abigail officially started Monday, September 24 and can be reached at