Rudy Arredondo, President and CEO of the National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association, represents the interests of Latino small farmers and ranchers nationally in Washington, D.C., organizing and dealing with policy, legislation and regulatory issues. He is an active member of the board of directors of the Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural. He focuses on issues related to land, minority agriculture, rural economic development, small business and entrepreneurship, specifically as they relate to Latino farmers and ranchers in the United States. He is a past member of the Hispanic Lobbyist Association. He is very active with Farm Aid Advocacy Link, R-CALF USA (independent beef producers), and the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE). He has worked for the DNC, the UFW, and the National Association of Hispanic Publishers.
Mr. Arredondo is a recipient of the United Nations Association (D.C. Chapter) Human Rights Award, the Founders Leadership Award of the Hispanic Democratic Club of Montgomery County, the Maryland Governor’s Citation for Health, the Maryland House of Delegates Citation for Health Issues Leadership and the Maryland Senate Citation for Health Leadership. He is also an active member of the National Press Club since 1997. He edits and publishes the National Hispanic Political Reporter.