Oscar Ferrara, Ph.D., has joined USMEF as regional director for Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic. His appointment is effective Jan. 9. Ferrara obtained his doctorate and master’s degrees in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Applied Economics and Agricultural Engineering. Ferrara was previously with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Office of Agreements and Scientific Affairs in Washington, D.C.
“Oscar has an extensive background in agricultural economics and trade, as well as marketing and farm management,” noted Philip Seng, USMEF president and CEO. “His breadth of experience will be a tremendous asset to USMEF and our members, and we look forward to working with him.”
Ferrara replaces Chad Russell, who retired at the end of 2016.