USDA strengthens leadership team with key promotions

May 02, 2024


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently updated its leadership roster, promoting several individuals to pivotal roles that aim to strengthen agricultural and rural policies.

Jeremy Adamson has been named the Chief of Staff for Research, Education, and Economics. Adamson's promotion comes after his notable contributions in international climate efforts and agricultural innovation, where he has been instrumental in integrating sustainable practices into agricultural research and economics.

In rural development, Deidre Deculus Robert has been promoted to Director of State Operations. Her new role will see her applying her extensive experience in legal counsel and rural program management to enhance support systems for rural communities across the country.

Ellis Collier, now the Senior Policy Advisor for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will utilize his background in congressional relations and farm bill coordination to aid in the conservation of the U.S.'s natural resources. His experience will be vital in shaping policies that sustain environmental stewardship.

Malikha Daniels has taken on the role of Senior Policy Advisor for the Foreign Agricultural Service, where her expertise in biotechnology, agricultural research, and policy making will contribute to strengthening the U.S.'s agricultural interests on an international stage.

These strategic appointments are part of the USDA’s ongoing efforts to enhance its support for the agricultural sector, emphasizing research, conservation, rural development, and international relations.

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