Peter Tabor serves as the vice president of regulatory and international affairs for the Pet Food Institute (PFI). He coordinates PFI’s interaction with federal and state regulatory officials, as well as engages US and foreign government officials regarding market access for US pet food products.
Prior to joining PFI, Peter served in variety of capacities in the US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), most recently as the director of the plant division. During his tenure with FAS, Peter was charged with addressing export challenges for a range of food and agriculture products, including those produced with agricultural biotechnology. As a senior trade policy advisor for FAS, he consulted with domestic stakeholders to develop and deliver US policy positions on key foreign market access issues.
Peter earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, his master’s degree from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (now the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey) and his juris doctor degree from Loyola Marymount University.
A California native, Peter enjoys outdoor activities, including golf and cycling. These activities take a backseat, however, to spending time with his wife, Maria, and son, Nico.