Legislative Director, Natural Resources Committee
Office of Federal Relations
Whitaker is responsible for directing the development and implementation of governors’ strategic priorities through the Natural Resources Committee. The committee focuses on a broad range of issues in the areas of agriculture, energy, the environment and states’ natural resources.
Previous Positions: Trade and Industry Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security; Part-Time Graduate Fellow, Homeland Security and Defense Business Council; Legislative Assistant, Legislative Correspondent, Staff Assistant, Rep. Ed Whitfield, U.S House of Representatives
Education: M.A. in Security Policy Studies, cum laude, The George Washington University; B.A. in International Relations, cum laude, American University