Mar 2, 2021
American Pistachio Growers add new government relations director

American Pistachio Growers (APG) has hired Cadee Condit as its new director of government relations.

Condit has two decades of experience in governmental public affairs, an extensive vision in achieving strategic objectives in complex political landscapes, and broad collaboration across a spectrum of business, trade associations and community organizations.

“Cadee comes to APG with a wealth of knowledge at both the federal and state levels,” said American Pistachio Growers (APG) President Richard Matoian. “Her expertise in the legislative and regulatory process will serve the needs of APG’s membership well.”

Condit will coordinate her efforts on behalf of APG’s membership with our existing outstanding state and federal lobbyists and their staff.

APG’s Government Policies and Partnership’s Committee Chair, Jamie Bledsoe, who was involved in the interview process said, “Cadee was far and away the right person and best fit for our ongoing, excellent government relations program.” Condit officially began her duties on Feb. 1.

“The American Pistachio Growers is a dynamic and exciting organization,” Condit said. “The San Joaquin Valley is the most productive and diverse agricultural region in the world, and I couldn’t be more excited to be working with APG to protect the future of agriculture.”

Some of the top priorities and issues Condit will be working on will include: water, tariffs, international market access and additional COVID-19 relief programs. Seeking out more federal funding to keep the navel orangeworm sterile insect technology program going will also be a priority.

Condit can be reached at

Photo: Cadee Condit

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