Alumni News: Kelvin Stroud
|LL.M. Alumnus Kelvin Stroud|
Previously, Kelvin served in the Obama Administration as a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Commerce. At the Commerce Department he was a Special Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). While at BIS, Kelvin assisted in operations, management, and communications on issues related to trade, foreign policy, and export compliance. He also managed external affairs for the Under Secretary and participated in the White House Economic Leadership Workshop program.
Prior to joining the Administration, Kelvin served on Capitol Hill where he worked on a variety of issues. Kelvin served as a legislative counsel for the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee under Chairwoman Blanche Lincoln. As legislative counsel, he provided support for policy matters related to agriculture, trade, and transportation issues. He then worked for Senator Mark Pryor as a legislative assistant where he was the chief advisor for a portfolio including international trade, transportation, and agriculture issues. During his time with Senator Pryor, Kelvin was the lead staffer on legislative proposals included in the 2012 Highway bill, 2013 Farm bill, and 2014 Water Resources Development Act.
Before moving to DC, Kelvin practiced law and founded a technology company based in Arkansas. He holds a B.S.B.A. in Finance and a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Arkansas Walton School of Business and a J.D. from the University of Arkansas. He is currently working on his writing requirement to complete his LL.M. in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas.