Director of Government Affairs at AmericanHort
Tal Coley is the director of government affairs for AmericanHort out of Washington, D.C., where he conducts outreach on industry objectives and external affairs initiatives. He joined AmericanHort in July of 2017 and has been involved with the organization’s advocacy efforts through a variety of programs to include the Impact Washington Summit legislative conference, state association partnerships, and policy.
Prior to AmericanHort, Tal led congressional outreach efforts for Concerned Veterans for America. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served as a Russian Cryptologic Linguist at Ft. Meade, Md.
He holds a Master’s Degree in International Administration from the University of Miami along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of North Florida. He is also a graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.
A native of Jacksonville, Fl, Coley currently resides in Crofton, Md, with his wife, Victoria, and their two children.
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