Eric Olsen is the Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy at Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization. He is responsible for the coordination of all resources and research on issues of domestic hunger, public policy, and related topics for Feeding America public policy initiatives, publications, and public education activity. Additionally, he represents Feeding America at governmental and legislative forums, hearings, and other initiatives where Feeding America network food banks show their support for legislation and policy that will bring about positive change in the fight against hunger. Over the course of his career, he has worked on food and agricultural policy issues for more than twenty-five years. Prior to his role at Feeding America, he was Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy at Mars, Inc. He has seven years of experience working for the Secretary of Agriculture in the Clinton Administration, including the role of Chief of Staff, and was a partner at Patton Boggs LLP, where he represented food, nonprofit, and agribusiness clients on a variety of policy issues, including nutrition. He holds a juris doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School and a bachelor’s of arts degree from the University of Minnesota.