Lori Tortora

Lori Tortora serves as Senior Policy Advisor for Import Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA, where her portfolio includes both the sugar and dairy programs. Prior to assuming this position, she held the position of Senior Trade Advisor in the Multilateral Affairs Division, FAS. Ms. Tortora joined FAS in 2008, and during her tenure has covered a variety of trade policy issues including those related to sanitary and phytosanitary and technical barriers to U.S. agricultural exports. Ms. Tortora has extensive experience working with international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Codex Alimentarius, etc. Before joining FAS, Ms. Tortora worked for the Columbus McKinnon Corporation in export sales and worked as a contractor for the U.S Military in Kitzingen, Germany. She has a Bachelor of Arts in German Language and Literature and speaks German fluently.