Occasionally Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack meets with members of his cabinet for a Brown Bag lunch to discuss the role they play and to thank them for their dedication and diligence. Secretary Vilsack met with staff members of the Office of Congressional Relations in Washington, D.C. on Monday, January 23, 2012. From left: Ann Wright, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Biotechnology, Outreach and Civil Rights, Departmental Administration, Ashlee Johnson, Special Assistant, Monica Wyant, Special Assistant, Todd Batta, Legislative Director, Conservation, Energy, Budget and Appropriations and Dairy, Ashley Martin, Special Assistant, Julie Gordon, Special Assistant, Secretary Vilsack, Ryan Caldwell, Special Assistant, Janice Williams, Special Assistant, Kevin Bailey, Legislative Assistant, Food Nutrition and Consumer Services and Rural Development, Jennifer Yezak, Director, External and Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of Congressional Relations, Duy Dinh, Special Assistant and Brian Baenig (wall), Brian Baenig, Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations. USDA Photo by Bob Nichols.
April 28, 2014