Deputy Secretary Bronaugh Steps Down from USDA

She will be spending more time with family after two years of service.

Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh has announced that she will be leaving the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During her tenure, she chaired the department’s first Equity Commission, collaborating with a group of leaders selected to advise policies that remove systemic inequities in USDA programs. She also helped establish a Chief Diversity and Inclusion Office to better manage the USDA’s efforts to garner an inclusive workforce. She has opted to leave her position to spend more time with her family.

“Her service, presence, and leadership will be sorely missed,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack. “She has been an incredible partner over the last two years, and she has been instrumental in helping the department seize opportunity and address a host of challenges. We are all deeply grateful for her service.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack to seek God’s guidance as he heads the Agriculture Department.
  • For the new deputy secretary who will be appointed to the vacant position.
  • For Jewel Bronaugh as she transitions vocationally.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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