The Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new executive director, Angela Huffman.
Angela previously served OCM as its communications and research director. She brings unique experience in integrating research, communications and advocacy, which has led OCM to achieving successful policy reforms for economic justice. Her winning strategy centers on building capacity through broad-based, diverse collaborations. Recent successes include defeating a checkoff fee hike for Oklahoma ranchers, ushering two U.S. Senators to call for an investigation of the country’s largest meatpacker, JBS, and securing upcoming USDA rulemaking regarding the Packers and Stockyards Act.
Co-authoring six research briefing papers in the past two years, Angela is recognized as an expert on consolidation in agriculture. She has appeared on NPR and Fox News, and has been cited in Forbes, The Washington Post, Politico, and dozens of regional outlets.
As a beginning farmer, Angela is renewing her family’s 200-year tradition by becoming the sixth generation to live and farm on their Northwest Ohio homestead.
“I have been honored to serve OCM during the past three years, helping to build the organization into a national voice on anti-monopoly issues in agriculture,” Angela said. “I am thankful the board of directors has confidence in me to lead OCM to the next level.”
OCM’s board of directors unanimously chose Angela after a nationwide search for an executive director. OCM’s previous executive director, Joe Maxwell, stepped down at the end of October, having implemented the organization’s highly successful five-year strategic plan. He will continue to serve OCM as a member of its advisory council.
“While OCM will greatly miss Joe Maxwell and his tireless efforts and many contributions to our mission, with Angela Huffman as our new executive director we are assured we will continue to vigorously pursue transparent, fair, and truly competitive agricultural markets,” said OCM president Don Stull.