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2 Texans get USDA appointments

Brandon Lipps and Pam Miller sworn in to USDA positions

Brandon Lipps has been sworn in as Deputy Under Secretary of the Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services and Pam Miller has been sworn in as administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service.

“I am excited to welcome Brandon Lipps and Pam Miller to these new roles within the Department and thank them for their hard work up to this point,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “Both Brandon and Pam have extensive experience in nutrition policy and have already been serving in FNCS leadership positions. I am confident they will hit the ground running and continue the great work the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services does to feed those in need.”

USDA photoBrandon Lipps, Deputy Under Secretary of the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Sonny Perdue

Brandon Lipps is sworn in as the Deputy Under Secretary of the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Lipps has served as administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service, and also as Acting Deputy Under Secretary of the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services since July 2017.

Before being appointed to his current position, he worked for the Texas Tech University System as the Chief of Staff and Director of Federal Affairs in the Office of Chancellor Robert Duncan. Prior to joining the Texas Tech University System, he served as counsel and senior professional staff to the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture where he lead the nutrition policy team. Lipps also served as Chancellor Duncan’s consultant, legislative aide, and rural district director during his time as a Texas State Senator. Lipps is also a former associate at the Lubbock law firm of Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam.

He hails from Woodson, Texas, and graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. Lipps earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.

USDA photoPam Miller, Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service; Sonny Perdue

Pam Miller is sworn in as administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Miller has served as the USDA’s Food and Nutrition, and Consumer Services Senior Associate Administrator for Policy since September 2018. Prior to joining USDA, Pam worked for the U.S. House of Representatives for 20 years. During her career she was senior professional staff for the House Agriculture Committee where she helped craft three farm bills focused on nutrition and specialty crop issues. She then joined the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, serving as the lead professional staff for FNS, as well as USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service and Food Safety and Inspection Service accounts developing annual spending bills.

Miller grew up on a small livestock operation near Lubbock, Texas, and received her degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech University.

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