Mary Ann is Director of Governmental Affairs for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). She is responsible for educating state and federal legislators on UF/IFAS programs and issues. She monitors and affects legislation that impacts the IFAS budget, programs and other initiatives.
Prior to joining the UF/IFAS, Mary Ann served as the Director of Government and Community Affairs for the Florida Farm Bureau Federation. Mary Ann also held positions with the Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate.
Mary Ann earned a BS in Public Relations from the University of Florida. She and her husband, Cleg, live in Tallahassee, FL.