2011 Capitol Hill Forum
Hunger Won't Wait
8 - 11:30 am
March 15, 2011
Congressional Sponsors and Speakers
Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO)
Ms. Emerson is the first Republican woman to represent Missouri in Congress, where she is a leading advocate for American agriculture and for global hunger relief. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, she is the Chairman of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee and also sits on the Agriculture Subcommittee and Legislative Branch Subcommittee. In her professional career, Jo Ann has served as the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the American Insurance Association, as Director of State Relations and Grassroots Programs for the small-business oriented National Restaurant Association, and as Deputy Communications Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee. She is co-chair of the Congressional Hunger Center Board of Directors and a board member of Bread for the World. Jo Ann holds a B.A. in political science from Ohio Wesleyan University.