Linda Avery Strachan
Linda Avery Strachan, of the District of Columbia, was nominated February 16, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Congressional Relations in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
"Strachan formerly served as Director of Federal Government Affairs for the Monsanto Company. Prior to this, she served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the Department of State. Earlier in her career, she served the United States Environmental Protection Agency as Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator for the Offices of Pesticides and Toxic Substances as well as Policy, Planning and Evaluation. Ms. Strachan received her bachelor's degree from Greensboro College."