Hobey Bauhan serves as President of Virginia Poultry Federation, a position he assumed in January 1998. Based in Harrisonburg, Virginia Poultry Federation is a nonprofit trade association founded in 1925. The Federation has a diverse membership, which includes chicken, turkey, and egg farmers, poultry processing companies, and businesses that provide products and services to the poultry industry. The Federation promotes the interests of the poultry and egg industries in Virginia through effective government and public relations. Other Federation activities involve poultry health and management, natural resources conservation, support of scientific research and poultry education, and youth programs through FFA and 4H. Bauhan oversees the day-to-day operations of the Federation.
Prior to joining Virginia Poultry Federation, Bauhan had nearly a decade of government-related experience. Bauhan held several positions in the administration of Virginia Governor George Allen, including Senior Policy Advisor at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality; Special Assistant to the Secretary of Natural Resources; and Acting Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Department.
Previously, Bauhan was Director of Government Relations for the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association in Bethesda, Maryland; Legislative Director to U.S. Representative George Allen; and Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative D. French Slaughter, Jr.
Bauhan grew up in Goochland County, Virginia, and graduated from Washington and Lee University. He is a 2006 graduate of the UVA Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership Political Leaders Program. His wife, Ginna, and he have two daughters and reside in Harrisonburg, VA.