Jim Travis

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Director of International Government Affairs & Trade, Bayer

Jim Travis is the Director of International Government Affairs & Trade for Monsanto(now Bayer) Company in the Washington, DC office. He has been with Monsanto Company for thirteen years and has been actively engaged in the development of federal agricultural policy in Washington, DC for the last twenty years.

In his current role, Mr. Travis seeks to align the support of the U.S. government as well as foreign government representatives and key agricultural constituencies to promote business and trade opportunities throughout Asia and Africa. This role streamlines Monsanto's Washington DC coordination with its businesses worldwide and places additional focus on international business and trade issues important to the company and its customers.

Previous to his career with Monsanto, Mr. Travis was the Senior Advisor for Agriculture and Water Resources for Congressman Cal Dooley (D-CA) and was the congressman's lead staffer on both the House Agriculture and Resources Committees and was Dooley's conference committee staff and principal negotiator for two major pieces of agricultural legislation: The 2002 Farm Bill and the Crop Insurance I Risk Management Bill of 2000.

Prior to serving for Congressman Dooley, Mr. Travis was Manager of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), where he worked on domestic agricultural policy and international trade issues impacting the U.S. beef industry.

Mr. Travis hails from LaPorte, Indiana and graduated from Earlham College and is a Board Member of the National China Garden Foundation. Mr. Travis resides in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife Nancy and daughters Lily and Rosie.