Sen. Cannella Hires Anne Megaro as Agriculture Committee Consultant

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), chairman of the California Senate Committee on Agriculture, today announced the hiring of Dr. Anne Megaro, as the consultant for the committee.

“I’m pleased to have Dr. Anne Megaro as the consultant to the Senate Agriculture Committee,” said Sen. Cannella. “Anne’s extensive background in animal science research and agriculture public policy is going to be a tremendous asset to the committee. She will be able to apply her knowledge to better shape the committee’s policy goals and help grow California’s agriculture industry.”

Megaro most recently served on the government relations team at CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. Previously, she served as a congressional fellow as part of the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. There she advised members of Congress and committee staff on a wide range of public policy issues, such as agriculture, trade, education, higher education, research funding, health, nutrition, and food safety. Megaro received a bachelor’s degree in animal science and management from the University of California, Davis and a doctoral degree in animal science from Cornell University.

Megaro replaces John Chandler, who returned to his family business, Chandler Farms in Selma.

“John did a tremendous job serving the Senate and the people of California as the Agriculture Committee’s consultant for 12 years,” Cannella added. “His dedication to the agriculture community will be missed.”

Megaro began in her new position Monday.