Prior to the LHCA, Sothmann also held a senior role at the Meat Import Council of America (MICA) and has worked with a variety of other meat and livestock industry associations.

DTB AgriTrade was founded as DTB Associates in 2000 in order to provide legal, strategic, and tactical advice to producers, exporters, and importers competing in global food and agriculture markets.

Sothmann said: “I could not be more excited to join the great team at DTB. Throughout my career, agricultural trade has been my passion and I look forward to bringing that passion to DTB’s broad range of clients.”

The LHCA has not yet announced a successor for the role of President.