By Marlee Moore
The Alabama Farmers Federation welcomed Hayden Harris as its External Affairs Department administrative assistant Sept. 20.
The External Affairs Department handles the Federation’s lobbying and public policy initiatives. Harris, 28, will maintain schedules for the department’s lobbyists and legal counsel; coordinate paperwork for FarmPAC, the Federation’s political action committee; and organize events such as the Taste of Alabama legislative reception.
She joins the Federation from Foshee Residential in Montgomery, where she was assistant property manager. She previously worked in sales and interned with Elmore County 4-H.
“Growing up in Montgomery, I’ve always known Alfa’s good reputation,” Harris said. “I’m excited to work for a company with a family focus, be involved with the agriculture industry and help Alabama farmers.”
The Federation’s Matthew Durdin said he looks forward to seeing Harris’ calm demeanor and penchant for organization impact the department.
“We’re excited to welcome Hayden to our team,” said Durdin, the External Affairs Department director. “Her work and organizational skills will create a firm foundation for our team to build on when we meet with stakeholders, legislators and public officials.”
Harris will complete her bachelor’s degree in human services from Troy University this fall. She’s pursuing a minor in global general business. Harris lives in Pike Road, where she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and playing with her dog, Rylee.