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Photo of Dr. Elisabeth Hagen Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, Under Secretary
Prior to her nomination as Under Secretary for Food Safety, Dr. Elisabeth Hagen served as the USDA's Chief Medical Officer a senior executive at FSIS, where she played a key role in developing and executing the agency's scientific and public health agendas.
Photo of Mr. Ronholm Brian Ronholm, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety
Brian Ronholm joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture in April 2011 as deputy under secretary for food safety. In this position, he provides leadership and oversight for FSIS.
Photo of Mr. Almanza Alfred V. Almanza

Alfred Almanza, FSIS Administrator, has been with FSIS more than 30 years. He served most recently as Manager of the Dallas District, which includes more than 350 federally-inspected establishments.
Photo of Mr. Philip Derfler Philip Derfler
Deputy Administrator

Mr. Derfler has extensive food safety experience, having previously served as Assistant Administrator of FSIS' Office of Policy and Program Development for 11 years.
Image of calendar page Officials' Calendar of Meetings
This public calendar lists meetings held by the Under Secretary, Deputy Under Secretary, Administrator, and Deputy Administrator with persons outside the Federal Government.

Last Modified: September 6, 2011



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