USDA Rural Development Announces Curtis Anderson as Acting Administrator

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced the appointment of Curtis Anderson as Acting Administrator of Rural Development’s Rural Housing Service.

Anderson was appointed as Chief of Staff of USDA Rural Development’s Rural Housing Service on Dec. 4. He has more than 25 years of executive experience in rural-mission organizations in both the private and public sector. Anderson understands the needs of rural families and has a passion for serving rural communities. Prior to being appointed, Anderson worked as a strategic advisor for telecommunications associations and companies, specializing in program and legislative issues directly impacting rural communities. Anderson has additional experience at Farm Credit and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. He previously served as the Deputy Administrator for USDA Rural Development’s Rural Utilities Service, managing the administration of $10 billion in grants and loans annually for rural electrification, telecommunications, and the development of water and waste infrastructure.

This leadership change is effective Dec. 18. USDA Rural Development encourages partners and stakeholder groups to reach out to Anderson in his new role to build on existing partnerships and facilitate new relationships.

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