WASHINGTON, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grocery Manufacturers/Food Products Association (GMA/FPA) president and CEO, Cal Dooley, today announced that Emily S. Beizer has been named Vice President of International Affairs for GMA/FPA.

"I am extremely pleased that Emily Beizer has agreed to join GMA/FPA," Dooley said. "Having worked closely with Ms. Beizer when she was my Legislative Director/Deputy Chief of Staff during my time in the U.S. Congress, I know her to be a consummate professional. Her governmental and policy expertise, along with her relationships with decision makers and her command of the international trade arena, make her the perfect choice to help GMA/FPA accomplish its goals on behalf of its members."

Most recently Beizer served as Senior Policy Advisor, Government and Global Trade for Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, where she provided government affairs and policy consulting to clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in the areas of international trade, market access, intellectual property, agriculture, financial services, media, and energy policy. She is also an expert at developing and implementing comprehensive strategies to address market barriers facing clients in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and other foreign markets, as well as providing expert advice to clients on bilateral and multilateral international trade negotiations. Among many other career accomplishments, Ms. Beizer also served as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs within the Executive Office of the President, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where she was a principal liaison to the Congress for the U.S. Trade Representative.

"I am excited to join the GMA/FPA team, and look forward to working with the Association and its members to achieve their goal of free flow of trade across international boundaries without unwarranted restrictions," said Beizer.

Beizer will spearhead GMA/FPA efforts related to international business, trade and its robust regulatory agenda. She will network with key individuals and audiences to strengthen the association's international relationships as well as amplify GMA/FPA's ability to promote global objectives in addressing global challenges.
From the March 13, 2007, Prepared Foods e-Flash