Galen Fountain

Public Policy Advisor

World Food Program USA

Galen Fountain serves as Public Policy Advisor, working primarily in the areas of public policy and advocacy.

He previously held staff positions in both the U.S. House of Representative and Senate for more than 30 years including periods with Congressman Dan Glickman (D-KS), Congressman Beryl Anthony (D-AR), Senator Dale Bumpers (D-AR), and Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI). The majority of Galen’s work in Congress involved serving as Clerk of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies, which has jurisdiction over the Food for Peace, McGovern-Dole Food for Education, and other programs related to food security.

Since retiring from the Senate in 2012, he has been teaching at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia in the areas of food policy and federal budget process.