Anne MacMillan leads Invariant’s agriculture, trade, and transportation practices, leveraging over 15 years of experience across the federal government and private sector on behalf of industry leaders and trade associations. Her custom engagement strategies deploy shoe leather lobbying, and targeted political and regulatory engagement to meet a client’s specific needs. She helps clients navigate complex policy and regulatory challenges across a wide range of issue areas and through an uncertain international trade environment. Anne’s expertise and deep relationships with the House Democratic leadership deliver unparalleled results.
Anne served as senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack for several years, where she developed and implemented the agency’s regulatory agenda and managed the Secretary’s policy team. She was also senior policy advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during her first term as Speaker, where she led agriculture, veterans, small business, and government oversight policy for the House Democratic Caucus as well as coordinated outreach to the New Democrat Coalition and Blue Dogs Coalition. She spent most of her time on Capitol Hill with Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA), where she worked on the 2008 Farm Bill and Endangered Species Act reform. In the private sector, Anne was director of government affairs for The Wonderful Company, a multi-billion-dollar farming and consumer packaged goods company headquartered in California.
Anne is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and received her JD from The George Washington University Law School.