Sharp to Lead OFBF Public Policy Team

For Immediate Release

December 2, 2011


COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Adam Sharp has been named vice president, public policy for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will be responsible for directing federal, state and local public affairs activities aimed at carrying out the policies established by OFBF members. Sharp and his staff will represent Ohio Farm Bureau with elected officials, agencies and other organizations and will maintain the policy development process for OFBF.

Sharp joined Ohio Farm Bureau in 2004 as director of national affairs and most recently served as senior director of legislative and regulatory policy. He previously was acting counselor on agricultural policy to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and served as associate assistant administrator in EPA’s office of prevention, pesticides and toxic substances. Sharp also was director of governmental relations and regulatory affairs for the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Sharp and his family are is involved with the family farm in Fairfield County; he has two children. He is a graduate of Ohio State University, where he majored in agricultural communications with a minor in international economic and social development.

“Adam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position,” said OFBF executive vice president John C. (Jack) Fisher. “He’ll continue the tradition of strong leadership we have enjoyed in our public policy department.”

Sharp succeeds Keith Stimpert, OFBF’s public policy vice president for 15 years, who has accepted the position of senior vice president for OFBF’s organization department.


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