Kevin Latner is the Principal of Latner and Associates and provides market strategic planning, intelligence in order to turn strategic planning into strategic action, relationship management, especially government relations, and expert advise in a variety of specialized contexts including risk management, audit and compliance and litigation. Mr. Latner has more than 25 years of experience as Executive Director of an international agricultural export marketing and policy organization, representing the U.S. industry on behalf of the US Department of Agriculture and working closely with Chinese, Japanese and other foreign government and industry counterparts.
In his current role, he is directly responsible for providing strategic advice, program development and implementation, including the risk assessment and the development and implementation of crisis and risk management. Previously, he served as the Vice President of the National Cotton Council and the Executive Director of Cotton Council International, providing trade policy, market access and market development programing for the cotton industry. Prior to his work with cotton, he spent six years in China, representing U.S. Grains Council and U.S. Department of Agriculture as director of China-based offices in Beijing and Chengdu. He has a Masters in Agricultural Economics and a JD in International Trade Law.