Andy Berke named Rural Utilities Administrator for USDA
WASHINGTON D.C. (WDEF) – Former Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has a new job.
On Thursday, the Biden Administration appointed him to serve as Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Since leaving office as Mayor, Berke has been working on Broadband issues for the Department of Commerce.
He has also been a partner at an urban planning consulting company plus the Berke, Berke & Berke law firm.
“Throughout his career, Andy has demonstrated a clear and constant vision to improve the lives of rural Americans,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
“Andy’s advocacy for better services, safer streets and improved infrastructure makes him an inspired choice for the role of Rural Utilities Service Administrator. I look forward to his continued leadership at USDA.”
.@POTUS understands that access to telecommunications, energy, and water is central to improving life in rural America. I am lucky to be part of the mission in my new job leading the Rural Utilities Service https://t.co/VO6kwNYHik @usdaRD @USDA
— Andy Berke (@AndyBerke) October 6, 2022