Tate Bennett

Tate has over a decade of experience in both the executive and legislative branches of federal government.

She has become a mainstay in the agriculture and nutrition policy arenas, having most recently served at the White House National Economic Council as Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Trade and Food Assistance. In this role, she was the most senior White House official coordinating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on agriculture-related Administration priorities, among others. She gained a clear understanding for the internal federal rulemaking and spending processes, working daily alongside career and political officials at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). While serving in the White House, Tate facilitated the implementation of nearly $30 billion in authorized spending for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and oversaw the drafting and implementation of various executive orders signed by the President, including “Establishing the One Trillion Trees Interagency Council” and “Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products.”