Federal Affairs Lobbyist
Charlie Garrison was born and raised on a central Indiana dairy and row crop farm. He received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Purdue University and then was a partner in the family farm for ten years. During that time he was elected Vice President of the Indiana Holstein Association and was selected as a participant in the Indiana Agriculture Leadership Program. Charlie then accepted a staff position in Chicago with the Beef Industry Council, part of what is now the National Cattlemens’ Beef Association. While in Chicago he attended the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Next, Charlie worked for the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board until it merged into Dairy Management Incorporated (DMI). In 1997, Charlie launched The Garrison Group, a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs firm specializing in food and agriculture communications and policy.