The Animal Agriculture Alliance recently hired Emily Solis as communications specialist, beginning May 11. In this role, Solis will work to execute the Alliance’s issues management and communications strategy. 

Solis joins the Alliance team from her previous role as communications manager at Maryland Farm Bureau, communicating legislative and regulatory updates to Maryland farm families. She managed the organization’s social media channels, website, member publications, and worked closely with the government relations director to manage issues of concern. Solis also brings experience in public relations, marketing, and brand management.  

Prior to her work at Maryland Farm Bureau, Solis held several internships within the animal agriculture industry, including serving as the communications intern for the Alliance in 2017. She also interned at the University of Maryland’s beef and dairy research farms. 

Solis grew up raising and showing beef cattle through 4-H, where she first developed her passion for the livestock industry. In college, she served as president of the university’s Block & Bridle chapter. She was also a member of Collegiate Farm Bureau and Sigma Alpha – Professional Agricultural Sorority. 

“We’re thrilled to have Emily rejoining the Alliance team as our communications specialist,” said Kay Johnson Smith, Alliance president and CEO. “Emily did a stellar job as our intern a few years ago and has developed her skills even further in her work with Maryland Farm Bureau. She will help us take our mission of bridging the communication gap between farm and fork to new heights.”

Solis holds a B.S. in animal science from the University of Maryland. She currently resides in La Plata, Maryland.