Vice President of Regulatory and International Affairs Peter Tabor serves as the vice president of regulatory and international affairs for the Pet Food Institute (PFI). He coordinates PFI’s interaction with federal and state regulatory officials, as well as engages US and foreign government officials regarding market access for US pet food products. Prior to joining PFI, Peter served in variety of capacities in the US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), most recently as the director of the plant division. During his tenure with FAS, Peter was charged with addressing export challenges for US plants and plant products. As a senior trade policy advisor for FAS, he also was responsible for negotiations with foreign and domestic stakeholders. Peter earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, his master’s degree from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and his juris doctor degree from Loyola Marymount University. A California native, Peter enjoys outdoor activities, including golf and cycling. These activities take a backseat, however, to spending time with his wife, Maria, and son, Nico.