USDA bolsters leadership - Focus on rural development, operations, and strategic communication

May 30, 2024


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced key leadership changes, highlighting focus areas for the department.

  • Crestina Martinez, with her experience in rural development and community issues, will lead Colorado's rural development efforts. She assumes the role of Colorado State Director for Rural Development, bringing a diverse background to her new position.

  • Yeshimebet Abebe, with a legal background and expertise in organizational management, will take charge of the department's administrative operations. Having served in various capacities, including as Assistant County Attorney and District Representative, Abebe brings valuable expertise to her new role.

  • Nina Anand, with experience in agricultural communications, strengthens the Office of Communications as a Speechwriter. With a track record of fostering strategic partnerships and promoting business-friendly policies, Anand is poised to enhance USDA's communication efforts.

These appointments demonstrate the USDA's commitment to supporting rural communities, streamlining internal operations, and communicating effectively with stakeholders.

As these individuals assume their roles, they are poised to contribute significantly to USDA's mission of supporting farmers and rural communities across the nation.