Libby Whitley is President of Mid-Atlantic Solutions, Inc. (MASLabor) and its subsidiaries MASLabor H2A (MAS-H2A) and MASLabor H2B (MAS-H2B). These companies source a combined 30,000 workers through recruiting resources in Mexico as well as in Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Jamaica, South Africa and Eastern Europe.
A recognized authority on seasonal labor issues and the intricacies of the H-2A and H-2B programs, Ms. Whitley brings over three decades of experience to her presentations at industry conventions. She has taught seminars in wage and hour and OSHA compliance, immigration and anti-discrimination. She authored the Ag/Hort Labor Law Handbook, published by Gempler’s Inc., the nation’s largest agricultural safety compliance company. She also served on Gempler’s Ag/Hort Alert editorial board and has been an expert witness in agricultural labor litigation.
Ms. Whitley’s independent leadership on behalf of growers and other seasonal employers began in 1995 when she moved to a farm in central Virginia and founded MASLabor. Before moving to central Virginia she held labor and immigration policy positions in Washington, DC for over 20 years.
From 1988 to 1995 she covered agricultural labor and immigration legislative and regulatory matters as Director of Government Affairs for the American Farm Bureau Federation in Washington, DC. From 1985 to 1989 she was Executive Vice President and CEO of the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE), an organization of fruit, vegetable, horticulture and livestock industries whose focus is agricultural labor and immigration policy. She presently sits on the Executive Committee of NCAE’s Board of Directors.
A lifelong committed Republican and conservative, prior to 1985 she held senior positions on Republican staffs of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, the Reagan USDA and the Ford White House. A results-driven professional, she has been listed in Who’s Who in Business, Who’s Who in American Women, Outstanding Women in America and was named in the “Top 100 Lobbyists” by Washington business magazine Regardies in 1993. In 2012 she was an RNC Team 100 donor and in 2016 raised over $150,000 for Trump Victory.
She lives on a farm in Nelson County, Virginia, with her husband David Cross Fulton and assorted dog, cats, horses and ponies.