WASHINGTON, D.C.—Veteran public affairs specialist Anne Forristall Luke has been named president of the United States Tuna Foundation. Forristall Luke succeeds David Burney, who is retiring after 30 years of leading the Foundation’s operations. She will oversee USTF offices in Washington and San Diego and provide policy direction for the canned tuna industry domestically and internationally. She will also direct communications for the industry.
“After a rigorous search, Anne was the unanimous choice to lead USTF,” said Burney. “Her leadership skills, expertise in legislative and regulatory policy, and background in communications will be invaluable to this association and its member companies, as will her reputation as a thoughtful consensus-builder among many diverse interests in the business, government and environmental communities.”
Forristall Luke spent the last three years as a principal at MGN, an independent federal government relations firm in Washington specializing in legislative and regulatory strategy. Before joining MSN, she led the public affairs practice at Ketchum, where she specialized in environmental, financial services and health policy issues.
She began her career in the Land and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and spent ten years as a senior professional staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives.