Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Daniel Berlant as the new state fire marshal with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Oregan Gov. Tina Kotek has tapped Lisa Charpilloz Hanson as the new director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Jon Holladay as the chief financial officer at the Department of Agriculture, and Matthew Lyons is now the director of business development, Value-Added Fresh division, for Naturipe Farms.
Agriculture Department leaders didn’t officially receive a slate of interim recommendations from an Equity Commission convened last year until Tuesday, but the department says many of the suggestions are already in the works.
Deputy Ag Secretary Jewel Bronaugh plans to leave her USDA position at the end of the month, but she thinks the department's staff and progress on a slate of equity recommendations will be left on good footing.