Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration
Kim Peyser was appointed by President Biden to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration in May of 2021. She oversees the portfolios of the Office of Customer Experience, Office of Homeland Security, Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization and Office of Contracting and Procurement. Prior to joining the USDA, Peyser served as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Department of Commerce and was a member of President Biden’s transition team leading on appointments for both the Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration. In the Obama Administration she served for 6 years including as Chief of Staff to the CFO/ASA. She has operational experience growing and leading teams of all sizes both in and outside of Government. She has a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University.