LeeAnna Covington has joined the Oklahoma Farm Bureau public policy department as the director of national affairs.
“We are extremely pleased to have LeeAnna in our public policy department,” said Monica Wilke, executive director of Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies. “Her legal and agricultural background is a good fit for the demanding and complex public policy arena. She brings a high degree of professionalism, legal knowledge and understanding of agriculture important to our organization.”
In her new position, Covington will work on national agricultural issues, including the farm bill, immigration and estate taxes. She will also be a constant presence at the state Capitol focusing on agriculture and rural issues important to OKFB members.
“I look forward to serving the Oklahoma Farm Bureau in this new capacity,” Covington said. “I strongly support the mission of our member driven organization.”
Covington grew up on a family farm and ranch in Logan County. She earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University, while serving as team captain of the OSU Equestrian Team. Covington later obtained a juris doctorate from Oklahoma City University.
Covington has previously worked for Oklahoma Farm Bureau in the human resources department, where she utilized her legal background in employment related matters.
Covington joins John Collison, vice president of public policy and media affairs; Marla Peek, director of regulatory affairs; and Sara Drozdowski, administrative assistant.