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U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments

WASHINGTON, August 22, 2022 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C.

Brandon Chaderton has been promoted to White House Liaison in the Office of the Secretary

Brandon Chaderton has served as USDA’s Deputy White House Liaison since February 2021. Prior to joining the Department, he served as Director of Human Resources for the 2021 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Chaderton previously worked as the Human Resources Director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, the National Deputy Director of Human Resources for Pete Buttigieg, and a Senior Associate at Precision Strategies. He is a graduate of Temple University and a proud AmeriCorps alumnus of City Year Philadelphia.

Samantha Joseph has been appointed Senior Advisor for Faith-Based Initiatives in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

Most recently, Samantha Joseph worked the Head of Community Outreach and Vaccine Equity at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior, she worked on the campaigns of President Joe Biden, Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey. Joseph holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and Sociology from Brandeis University.


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