Government Relations

One of the main pillars of OFW is our agriculture government relations team. Our work focuses
on federal policy in a bipartisan fashion. We provide strategic planning to clients throughout the
agribusiness supply value chain on policies that impact their industry.

FOCUS AREAS

Meet Our Team


Phil Karsting 2020


Phil Karsting

Senior Policy Advisor


Roger Szemraj alternate headshot


Roger R. Szemraj

Principal


Ben Dash


Ben Dash

Policy Advisor

Jay Vroom 2020

Jay Vroom

Senior Policy Advisor




Marshall Matz

Senior Counsel


Kenneth Ackerman headshot


Kenneth D. Ackerman

Of Counsel


Ed Farrell headshot


Edward J. Farell

Principal


Tish Pahl headshot


Tish Eggleston Pahl

Principal


Richard Frank headshot


Richard L. Frank

Senior Counsel


David Durkin headshot


David L. Durkin

Principal


John G. Dillard headshot


John G. Dillard

Principal


Stewart Fried headshot


Stewart D. Fried

Principal




Kyla S. Kaplan

Associate


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Bruce A. Silverglade

Principal


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J. Mason Weeda

Principal

News & Insights

Agriculture & Agribusiness


John Block Reports: Time for Leadership


November 18, 2010
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Miscellaneous


John Block Reports: Food Safety Legislation Enhances Already Safe Food Supply

January 13, 2011
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John Block Reports: Don’t Cut the FDA Budget

March 31, 2011
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John Block Reports: Holiday in Europe – Food Safety Gets Personal

July 21, 2011
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