About Paul Weller - President of Agri/W a s h i n g t o n
Weller has been a registered lobbyist and public affairs executive in the Nation's Capital for more than 30 years. He has met with five presidents, more than a hundred Members of Congress, and scores of agricultural and industry leaders. His professional responsibilities have included farm magazine writing, public relations account management, operation of a major agricultural PAC, media relations, and trade association management. Agri/W a s h i n g t o n currently provides complete management services for eight association and industry groups. He was instrumental in developing and implementing an active public affairs program for the Maryland Dairy Industry Association, to provide a unified voice for the state's dairy farmers.
A native of Hagerstown, Maryland, Weller grew up on a dairy farm near that western Maryland city, graduated from the University of Maryland, earned a commission in the U.S. Army Reserves, and spent nearly 40 years in his chosen profession of agricultural communications. During that time, he has served on the editorial staffs of two major farm magazines, and managed the agricultural groups of two major agricultural public relations agencies. He has chaired the Washington Agricultural Roundtable, the Food Group, the Agricultural Relations Council, the Educational Foundation of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, the University of Maryland Alumni Association-International, the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources' Alumni Chapter board of directors, and his village council in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He is listed in Who's Who in America, and the Washington Blue Book.