WASHINGTON, March 8, 2023 – The U.S. Division of Agriculture right this moment introduced the names of people who will maintain senior workers positions in Washington, D.C.
Malcom A. Shorter has been appointed to function Performing Assistant Secretary for Administration
Shorter was reappointed because the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration at USDA in June 2021. He beforehand served because the Performing Assistant Secretary for Administration from January 2017 to August 2017, because the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration from June 2013 to January 2017, and because the Affiliate Deputy Chief for Enterprise Operations within the U.S. Forest Service. He’s an achieved administrative and monetary skilled with mixed experience in authorities relations and operational administration having served because the Democratic Workers Director for the Home Committee on Veterans Affairs. Shorter retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the US Military after a distinguished army profession of greater than 20 years. He graduated with a bachelor’s of science from Rutgers College and has a grasp’s of science from Central Michigan College. He resides along with his household in Bowie, Maryland.
Victoria Maloch will likely be appointed Particular Advisor within the Workplace of Communications
Maloch involves USDA from the Home Committee on Agriculture, the place she most not too long ago served as Communications Director. Previous to becoming a member of the Committee, Maloch labored within the Federal Workplace of Rural Well being Coverage on the Division of Well being and Human Companies and served as a nationwide officer for the Nationwide FFA Group. She additionally accomplished a Wallace-Carver Fellowship in USDA’s Workplace of Communications throughout the Obama-Biden Administration. Maloch holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural, Meals and Life Sciences from the College of Arkansas and Grasp’s Levels in coverage from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Tracy Fox has been appointed Legislative Advisor within the Workplace of Congressional Relations
Fox has served on element as a Legislative Advisor within the Workplace of Congressional Relations at USDA for the final six months. On this function, she works on points involving the Meals, Diet, and Shopper Service (FNCS). Fox has over 30 years of expertise in diet coverage, evaluation, advocacy, Govt Department and Congressional relations. She was the founder and previous president of Meals, Diet, and Coverage Consultants, served as President of the Society for Diet Schooling and Conduct, and is a nationally acknowledged knowledgeable within the discipline of diet coverage. Previous to beginning her firm, Fox held positions with USDA’s Meals and Diet Service and within the authorities relations department of the Academy of Diet and Dietetics. Presently, she serves on the boards of the Wholesome Consuming Analysis Advisory Committee, the Marshall County, Indiana Board of Well being, the United Approach of Marshall County, the Marshall County Meals Council, and co-manages the Culver, Indiana Farmers’ Market. Fox is a retired Commander within the US Navy.
Nathaniel West will likely be appointed Senior Oversight Counsel within the Workplace of Basic Counsel
West joins USDA from the U.S. Home of Representatives, the place he served as Counsel for the Choose Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Disaster Chaired by Consultant James Clyburn. On this function, he developed and deliberate investigative agendas, carried out oversight investigations, and took transcribed interviews of senior federal authorities officers and personal sector people concerned within the federal pandemic response. West additionally held roles at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, NY, and with the Hon. Vernon S. Broderick and David J. Hale on the U.S. District Courtroom. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northwestern College and Juris Doctorate from the College of Michigan Regulation College.
Prescott Martin III will likely be appointed Senior Counsel within the Workplace of Basic Counsel
Martin involves USDA from the U.S. Home of Representatives the place he served as Chief Counsel of the Committee on Agriculture. He has intensive expertise writing laws and advising Members of Congress on authorized, procedural, and coverage issues associated to agricultural commodity manufacturing, soil and water conservation, forestry, livestock manufacturing, pesticide registration and use, and biotechnology. Earlier than becoming a member of the Home of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, Martin labored in each personal and public follow, together with serving within the Workplace of the District Legal professional for North Carolina’s fifth Prosecutorial District. He obtained his Juris Physician diploma from the College of North Carolina and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Worldwide Affairs from the George Washington College Elliott College of Worldwide Affairs.
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