Kellie Adesina serves as Director of Government Affairs at Bayer where she is responsible for engaging Members of Congress and Administration officials on crop science issues. Prior to joining Bayer, she was Chief Counsel on the House Agriculture Committee for Chairman Collin C. Peterson where she successfully drafted several provisions included in the 2018 Farm Bill.
Before joining the Committee, Kellie was Senior Counselor in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Legislative Director to Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge; and Legislative Counsel to Congresswoman Judy Chu. She started her career on Capitol Hill working for Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, her home state.
Kellie holds a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Bethune-Cookman College. She is one of the founders, and President, of Black Professionals in Food and Agriculture (BPFA) and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.