Principal, independent consultancy
$650/hour for virtual Consulation
Vicki Hicks is an accomplished government affairs executive who is well-known across Capitol Hill, within the Washington food and agriculture industry, and by officials in several federal executive branch agencies. Vicki was most recently the Vice President of Government Affairs for AgriBank, and she previously served as a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) during the Clinton Administration, where she directed a staff of 400 employees and managed a multibillion-dollar operation as the Farm Service Agency’s Deputy Administrator, Commodity Operations. Before her appointment to USDA, Vicki was legislative assistant for agriculture, foreign affairs, and international trade for Senator Quentin Burdick (D-N.D.), who served as Chairman of the Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee. Vicki has significant experience in providing counsel to C-Suites and clients of varying sizes and is a recognized expert in crisis management, political risk assessment, public policy advocacy, strategic partnerships and alliances, and political strategy and fundraising.