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Tami Jackson Buckner*

Partner
Michael Best Strategies LLC

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.

Overview

As a Partner with Michael Best Strategies (Strategies), Tami assists businesses and organizations with government relations and federal policy matters. She has significant expertise in the areas of agriculture, food, nutrition, energy, and the environment. Tami leverages her 25 years of experience and the network she has developed to offer clients critical insights and actionable advice to help them deliver value for their shareholders and society.

Tami has spent more than two decades advising Fortune 500 companies, developing deep policy expertise on a range of issues. She joined Michael Best Strategies from Waste Management, where she led the federal legislative and political function in Washington, D.C. Previously, Tami held corporate leadership positions in government and public affairs at Kraft Foods, Coca-Cola, and DuPont Company.

Experience

In addition to Tami’s most recent leadership role with Waste Management, she has served in a number of key positions for major corporations, including the following:

  • Senior Advisor – New America
  • Senior Director of Corporate and Federal Government Affairs – Kraft Foods Group
  • Director of Federal and State Government Relations – The Coca-Cola Company
  • Senior Manager of Government Affairs – The DuPont Company
  • Director of Legislative Affairs and Advocacy Programs – The American Cancer Society

Honors & Recognitions

  • Advocate of the Year Nominee, Women in Government Relations’ 2020 Excellence in Advocacy Awards
  • The Ones to Watch 20 Under 30, Working Woman Magazine
  • Top Lobbyists 2020, The Hill

Professional Activities

  • Board Member, American Council of Young Political Leaders
  • Board Member, National Waste & Recycling Association, Political Action Committee 2019-2020
  • Board Member, Congressional Management Foundation
  • Board Member, Rural America Chamber of Commerce
  • Advisory Council Member, 131 & Counting
  • Member, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
  • Founding Member (DC), CHIEF

Education

Community Involvement

  • Board of Trustees, Stillman College
  • Board Member, The Maryland Center at Bowie State University
  • Member, Girl Scouts - National Women’s Advisory Board
  • Member, The Links, Incorporated
  • Life Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Education

Community Involvement

  • Board of Trustees, Stillman College
  • Board Member, The Maryland Center at Bowie State University
  • Member, Girl Scouts - National Women’s Advisory Board
  • Member, The Links, Incorporated
  • Life Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
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