Elaine Trevino is a Senior Supply Chain Advisor for the United States Department of Transportation. She supports the White House Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force and has been engaged in extensive outreach and engagement with U.S. ports, ocean carriers, marine terminals, railroads, trucking, importers, exporters and other private companies across U.S. supply chains to continue to address bottlenecks, speed up the movement of goods, and help lower costs for American families. In supporting the task force she helps facilitate direct stakeholder collaboration and information sharing across the intermodal distribution value chain.
Prior to serving the Biden administration, Elaine was President of the Almond Alliance of California, a trade association that advocates on regulatory and legislative issues in areas of international trade, supply chain, food safety, water quality and availability, crop protection, air quality, worker safety and feed quality. As the leader of an organization that advocates for California’s leading agricultural export, Elaine understands tariff and nontariff barriers to trade and the importance of maintaining America’s strong trade agreements and global positioning. Elaine has worked on advocating for funding for COVID-19 relief, addressing retaliatory tariffs, climate smart farming, public private partnerships for opening new markets and strengthening existing markets and addressing technical sanitary and phytosanitary barriers.
Elaine served as a Deputy Secretary at the California Department of Food and Agriculture for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Governor Gray Davis. She was responsible for the oversight of the international export and trade programs, specialty crop block grant funding, division of marketing services, plant health and pest prevention and the statewide county fair network. Elaine previously served on USDA’s Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC). Born and raised in the Central Valley of California, Elaine has a long history of community service and has a great respect for agriculture and the value of the industry to the overall economy. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California Berkeley. Elaine and her family currently reside in Washington, DC.