Monday, February 20, 2017

M. Melinda Meador, Director Agricultural Trade Office, U.S. Consulate General-Hong Kong & Macau

Alumni Spotlight: M. Melinda Meador

M. Melinda Meador
We are proud of the many accomplishments of our Alumni. This week, we are highlighting the work of LL.M. Alumna M. Melinda Meador who serves as Director of the Agricultural Trade Office, U.S. Consulate General-Hong Kong and Macau.

We recently reached out to Melinda for a brief description of her work. Her summary is below.

As a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service officer, my primary role is to identify problems, provide practical solutions, and work to advance opportunities for U.S. agriculture and support U.S. foreign policy around the globe. Currently, as the Director of the Agricultural Trade Office at the Consulate General of the United States, Hong Kong and Macau, my staff and I focus on expanding U.S. competitiveness in the market and facilitating opportunities that enhance U.S. exports. This work includes communication with high-level government officials, provision of market intelligence and promotional support to help U.S. exporters develop and maintain market share in Hong Kong and Macau.  

I began my four year posting to Hong Kong in August 2014. Previously, I served at the Office of Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Embassy to China in Beijing from 2010-2014 and at the U.S. Embassy to France in Paris from 2005-2009. Prior to my overseas postings, I worked in the FAS Trade Policy Division in Washington, DC. from 2001-2005 and at the USDA Packers and Stockyards Agency from 1998-2001 following my graduation from the LLM program.

Our thanks to Melinda for sharing her excellent work with us.

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