University of Nebraska-Lincoln names former Obama agricultural negotiator to a diplomat in residence position
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln named Darci Vetter, the U.S. chief agricultural negotiator in the Obama administration, a diplomat in residence.
In her new role, Vetter will work with leadership from the university’s College of Law, College of Business and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources to launch the Clayton K. Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance.
In a news release, the university noted Vetter led bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations on agriculture, including negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement’s agricultural package. President Donald Trump withdrew from that agreement.
Vetter, who has worked in the Agriculture Department and on Capitol Hill, grew up on a Nebraska family farm, received her undergraduate degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a master of public affairs degree and a certificate in science, technology and environmental policy from Princeton University.
Yeutter, a former U.S. trade representative and Agriculture secretary, was a Nebraska native and Nebraska alumnus who died in March at 86.
He was counselor for domestic policy and secretary of Agriculture for President George H.W. Bush and U.S. trade representative for President Ronald Reagan. Most recently, Yeutter was senior adviser of international trade for Hogan Lovells, LLP, in Washington.