WASHINGTON, March 23, 2023 – The U.S. Division of Agriculture in the present day introduced the names of people who will maintain senior employees positions in Washington, D.C.
Kenneth Walker, Assistant Chief for the Pure Sources Conservation Service
Walker involves USDA from the Mississippi Home of Representatives, District 27. As a State Consultant, Walker served as Vice Chair on the Workforce Improvement Committee and Member of the Agriculture, Water and Conservation, Training, Vitality, and Forestry Committees. As a lifelong farmer, Walker grew up on a farm in Leake County, Miss., supporting the farms’ cattle manufacturing. He was additionally a member of the native cattleman’s affiliation and a volunteer firefighter for the Ofahoma Volunteer Hearth Division. Earlier than serving as a State Consultant, Walker was a Challenge Supervisor at United Water, overseeing the upkeep and operation of the Jackson, Miss., wastewater therapy plant. He obtained his Bachelor of Science and Grasp of Science from Jackson State College.
Ramón Correa-Colón, Oversight Director for the Workplace of Congressional Relations
Correa-Colón joins USDA from the U.S. Home of Representatives, the place he served as Legislative Counsel for a Member of the Home Committee on the Judiciary, dealing with a portfolio that included immigration, civil rights, civil liberties, the federal judiciary, and oversight. Earlier than that, he labored on the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, Workplace of the Governor of Puerto Rico in Washington, D.C., as Common Counsel and Coverage Advisor. On this position, he suggested on proposed guidelines, pending laws, and responses to Congressional inquiries and lined public coverage points round financial growth, appropriations, public security, and catastrophe restoration. Correa-Colón is a licensed lawyer admitted earlier than the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico U.S. District Court docket, and the U.S. First Circuit Court docket of Appeals. Beforehand, Correa-Colón held roles as a judicial legislation clerk on the Supreme Court docket of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican Academy of Jurisprudence and Laws, amongst others. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the College of Puerto Rico and a Juris Physician from the College of Puerto Rico College of Legislation.
Jaime Jackson, Senior Advisor for the Rural Utilities Service
Jackson will be part of USDA after years of private and non-private service. Most not too long ago, Jaime served as Director of Investments at a clear vitality finance authority the place she led over $25 million in deployment of capital that benefited inexpensive group housing. Earlier than that, she spent 11 years on the Export-Import Financial institution of the U.S. (EXIM) the place she led a $1.2 billion portfolio of energy and high-technology company and venture finance transactions spanning throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Previous to EXIM, Jaime additionally held management roles in hospitality and knowledge integrity industries. She is a member of Ladies of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Vitality and The Affiliation of Ladies in Worldwide Commerce. Jaime holds a Bachelor of Arts in Enterprise Finance from Clark Atlanta College and a Grasp of Enterprise Administration from the College of Maryland.
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