Wednesday, February 28

U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2023– The U.S. Department of Agriculture today revealed the names of people who will hold senior personnel positions in Washington, D.C.

Georgette Furukawa has actually been selected Chief of Staff for the Agricultural Marketing Service

Most just recently, Georgette A. Furukawa served at the White House as an Advisor to the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA & & NHPI) group in the Office of the Chief of Staff where she handled domestic and diplomacy and stakeholder engagement on a range of problems such as financial advancement and equity and lead interagency matrix management of subject specialists and political management for concern efforts of the Administration. Before that, she worked as Director of Public Engagement at the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council managing congressional, federal, state, regional, and external engagement. Furukawa brings over 20 years of shown success in organization, federal government, and non-profit sectors. She has actually likewise held senior functions at Aestival Strategies, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Office of Congressional & & Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy under the Obama Administration, The U.S.-Japan Council, and Sony. Furukawa has actually likewise served in the U.S. House of Representatives for previous Congressman Neil Abercrombie and the State of Hawaiʻi for previous Lieutenant Governor Mazie K. Hirono. She is the very first of 2 kids of immigrants and the very first American-born kid in her household. Furukawa is from Honolulu, Hawaiʻi and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Jayme Holliday has actually been designated Senior Advisor for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services

Formerly, Jayme Holliday worked for the U.S. House of Representatives, her experience covering numerous functions, most just recently as Senior Policy Advisor for Representative Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan(CNMI). In this function, she handled the Congressman’s policy deal with your home Education and Workforce Committee and the Democratic Caucus Task Force on Agriculture and Nutrition in the 21st Century to consist of food and farming policy, early and college, and labor force advancement. Before, Holliday worked as Professional Staff for the Education and Labor Committee under Chairman Robert C.”Bobby”Scott’s management, where she dealt with the kid nutrition and school meals programs, and programs under the Older Americans Act. Holliday has actually likewise functioned as Legislative Director for Representatives Kathy Manning(D-NC) and Dwight Evans (D-PA). Prior to her operate in Congress, Holliday was a Government Affairs Coordinator for USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. She likewise acted as a Legislative Analyst for USDA’s Office of Congressional Relations and as Confidential Assistant for USDA’s Marketing and Regulatory Programs under the Obama-Biden Administration. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs.

Sarah Dietch has actually been selected Chief of Staff for Rural Development

Sarah Dietch pertains to USDA from the United States Peace Corps, where she worked as Director of Peace Corps Response. In this function, she led efforts to reimagine Peace Corps service establishing policy, carrying out programs and protecting resources to offer short-term,


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