The Alabama Farmers Federation welcomed longtime employee Matthew Durdin to its management team April 23, when he was promoted to director of external affairs.
“In this role, Matthew will leverage relationships he’s developed as a field man and legislative director to strengthen the Federation’s political, research and grassroots engagement efforts,” said Federation Executive Director Paul Pinyan. “He brings enthusiasm and vision to the management team. We look forward to working with Matthew to strengthen our political and research activities.”
Durdin will lead the Federation’s Research Consultants efforts and provide strategic direction for the organization’s electoral actions.
The Auburn University agricultural economics graduate joined the Federation in 2000 as a field man in northwest Alabama. He most recently served as legislative programs director for the state Senate since 2013 and is a graduate of the Alfa Leadership Academy.
The Jacksonville native lives in Auburn with wife Nicole. They have three children, 16-year-old Jackson and 14-year-old twins Anne Marie and Will. The Durdins attend Auburn United Methodist Church.