About The Randel Group:

Prior to founding The Randel Group, Lowell Randel served as the Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations at the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA).  While in this role, Lowell worked closely
with the Secretary of Agriculture and across all USDA agencies to coordinate
legislative policy and functioned as a primary contact between the Department
and Congress.  He was responsible for the development and implementation of
the Department’s legislative strategy pertaining to the 2007 and 2008 Farm Bill
as well as playing a key role in the implementation of the bill after its passage.

While at USDA, Lowell also held the position of Director of Legislative and
Intergovernmental Affairs for the Research, Education and Economics Mission
Area of USDA.  In this capacity, Lowell helped develop the Department’s
research and education policy agenda and advance it with Congress and
external stakeholders.

In addition to his public service, Lowell has extensive government affairs
experience in the private sector.  Prior to joining USDA, Lowell was Senior
Associate for Meyers and Associates, a Washington based government
relations firm.  While at Meyers and Associates, Lowell focused on agriculture
and science policy and assisted clients in working with Congress and the
Administration.  He also held the position of Assistant Legislative Director for
AESOP Enterprises, an agriculture focused government relations firm in
Washington.  

Lowell also has experience working in state government.  He held the position
of Coordinator of Trade and Federal Issues for the Texas Department of
Agriculture (TDA).  While at TDA he worked closely with Congress, state and
federal agencies and the Texas state legislature.

Lowell holds a Bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and Master’s
degree in agricultural development, both from Texas A&M University.  He also
holds a law degree from George Mason University School of Law.
The Randel Group, LLC
1500 King Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone:    202-406-0212
Fax:        703-373-4301
E-mail: lowell@therandelgroup.com