Betsy serves as the senior vice president of public policy for PFI. In her role, Betsy guides PFI’s legislative, regulatory, trade and market access strategies, as well as manages the association’s government relations and regulatory staff.
Prior to joining PFI, Betsy served as the director of research and promotion programs for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), where she was responsible for directing and managing the full range of activities for oversight of six checkoff programs for the Livestock and Poultry Program. She also worked as a deputy director in the office of agricultural affairs at the United States Trade Representative, where she was involved in issues such as biotechnology, new technologies, the WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Agreement and technical barriers to trade.
She first joined the public sector in 2014 while serving as deputy chief of staff in the animal division at the USDA’s Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS). Prior to that, she was vice president of animal care at the National Milk Producers Federation, where she represented and advocated for dairy producers on regulatory issues impacting the U.S. dairy industry in front of federal and global officials. In this role, Betsy managed the National Dairy FARM Program™, a third-party verified, national animal care program for the U.S. dairy industry. She also held government relations positions within the Biotechnology Industry Association and Monsanto.
Betsy holds a master’s degree from John Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from the State University of West Georgia. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and dog. Beyond work, Flores and her husband foster dogs and kittens through the Wolf Trap Animal Rescue.