WASHINGTON, February 2, 2023 – The U.S. Division of Agriculture immediately introduced the names of people who will maintain senior employees positions in Washington, D.C.
Regina Black has been promoted to Senior Advisor for Commerce and Nationwide Safety within the Workplace of the Secretary
Black has served as Chief of Employees for Commerce and Overseas Agricultural Affairs since August 2021. Earlier than becoming a member of the Division, she was the Director of the Govt Workplace on the U.S. Dairy Export Council. Black beforehand served within the Obama Administration at USDA in varied roles, together with Particular Assistant to the Deputy Secretary and Performing Deputy Chief of Employees for the Overseas Agricultural Service. Initially from Pittsburgh, PA, she has her bachelor’s diploma from The Ohio State College and a grasp’s diploma in Worldwide Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins Faculty of Superior Worldwide Research.
Silvia Fabela has been appointed Senior Advisor for the Workplace of the Secretary
Fabela involves USDA from Native Progress, the place she served as Program Director. On this position, Fabela supervised and managed the Coverage and Program group and oversaw member training and mobilization on a broad array of points together with financial justice, public security, immigrant protections, housing and extra. Beforehand, she held roles at Middle for Well-liked Democracy, AFL-CIO and United Meals & Industrial Staff Union (UFCW). Silvia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Monmouth School.
Jason Lumia has been appointed Chief of Employees for the Rural Utilities Service
Beforehand, Lumia served as Chief of Employees for Congressman Jim Cooper. For greater than a decade he served because the principal political and coverage adviser to the Congressman and helped reply to the wants of his district, which included securing COVID-19 aid funds to save lots of Nashville’s music venues. Prior, Lumia served as Legislative Director and Guidelines Affiliate for former Congressman Dennis Cardoza and on the U.S. Home of Representatives Finances Committee. He holds a Grasp’s in Economics from Syracuse College and a bachelor’s diploma from Binghamton College.
Malikha Daniels has been appointed Legislative Advisor for the Workplace of Congressional Relations
Daniels most lately served as Subcommittee Employees Director for Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Analysis (BHR) on the U.S. Home of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, the place she oversaw biotechnology, agricultural analysis, and all points within the BHR coverage jurisdiction. Prior, she held roles on the Congressional Black Caucus Basis, Workplace of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Workplace of Congressman Al Lawson, Workplace of Congressman Dwight Evans, and USDA’s Agricultural Analysis Service. Daniels holds a Grasp of Public Coverage from the American College Faculty of Public Affairs and two bachelor’s levels in Organic Sciences and Spanish from the College of Illinois at Chicago.
Clare Sierawski has been appointed Senior Vitality Counselor within the Workplace of the Beneath Secretary for Rural Growth
Most lately, Sierawski served as Particular Assistant to the President for Local weather Change Finance. Earlier than her time on the White Home, Sierawski served because the West Africa Regional Supervisor and Local weather Crew Lead on the U.S. Commerce and Growth Company. On this position, Sierawski superior rural electrification and clear vitality improvement by means of photo voltaic mini-grids and battery storage in addition to grid-scale photo voltaic, wind, and hydropower initiatives. She holds a grasp’s from Princeton College and a bachelor’s diploma from the College of Pittsburgh.
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