Joining the Western Gowers Association in January 2021, Robert Medler is the Manager of Government Affairs for Arizona. He represents the most influential specialty crop producers in the fresh produce industry at the Arizona State Capitol. Robert also represents Western Growers in all Arizona legislative and regulatory matters as well as monitor, analyze and report on policy recommendations for positions. Additionally, as part of his role, Robert develops, drafts, and tactically implements policy strategies and legislation affecting agriculture, specifically relating to the fresh fruit, vegetable, and nut sectors in Arizona.
Robert serves as Past Chair of the U.S. Chamber’s Board of Regents and Curriculum Committee for the Institute for Organization Management. He also serves as President of the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance, as well as past-president and treasurer of the 162nd Air Guardians. Prior to joining Western Growers, Robert was with the Tucson Metro Chamber for nearly 14 years and served as the founding Executive Director for the Southern Arizona Chamber of Commerce Association.
Robert is a graduate of Gonzaga University and the University of Arizona. He and his family reside in Marana, Arizona.