President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions

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WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announces his intent to appoint the following individuals to serve in key roles:

  • Laurence B. Alexander, Chair, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
  • Pamela K. Anderson, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
  • Marie Boyd, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
  • Rattan Lal, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
  • Lenis Saweda O. Liverpool-Tasie, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
  • Henri G. Moore, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
  • Kathy Spahn, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
  • Starlet “Star” Jones Lugo, Chair & Commissioner, U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad
  • G. Jonathan Greenwald, Commissioner, U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad
  • Nicole Mavis Isaac, Commissioner, U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad
  • Nancy K. Kaufman, Commissioner, U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad
  • Michael T. Marquardt, Commissioner, U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad
  • Maureen Catherine Pikarski, Commissioner, U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad
  • William H. Shaheen, Commissioner, U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) advises USAID on agriculture and higher education issues pertinent to food insecurity in developing countries. The President appoints members, who primarily represent the academic community. BIFAD was established by Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act. The Board and Title XII recognize the critical role of U.S. land-grant institutions in agricultural development, domestically and abroad, and support their representation in USAID development…