USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has named Rayne Pegg as administrator of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, and Julie Paradis as administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service.
Pegg has served as the Deputy Secretary of Legislation and Policy for the California Department of Food and Agriculture. In this role, she was the principle advisor to both the Secretary of the Department and the cabinet of the Governor of California on the Department's legislative and policy issues.
Paradis has been senior Washington, D.C. counsel for America’s Second Harvest. She served as deputy under secretary for food, nutrition, and consumer services in the Clinton Administration and senior staff on the House Agriculture Committee. Paradis is very well respected on nutrition issues.