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Meridian Welcomes Two Senior Fellows

Thursday, May 04, 2017

​Meridian Institute is pleased to welcome two Senior Fellows– Michael Taylor and Deborah Atwood!

Mike has a long history working with Meridian throughout his storied career.  Most recently, he served as Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  His primary interests are global food safety and food security in Africa and other developing regions of the world.  His full bio is available on the Meridian staff page. Mike can be reached at mtaylor@merid.org and +1-240-781-9944.  Mike will be based out of Meridian’s DC office (1800 M Street, NW Suite 400N).

Deb has provided significant leadership in recent years as the Executive Director of the AGree Initiative, which is housed at and managed by Meridian.  In addition to her on-going role as Executive Director of AGree, Deb now has the title of Meridian Institute Senior Fellow.  She has a deep passion for Meridian’s mission and we look forward to broadening our work with Deb on issues related food, agriculture, and natural resources. Her full bio is available on the Meridian staff page.  Deb can be reached at datwood@merid.org and +1-202-441-3960 and is based in our Washington, DC office.