Xochitl Torres Small
Under Secretary for Rural Development
Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development
Dr. Basil Gooden
Director of State Operations for Rural Development
State Director’s play a critical role in helping Rural Development focus on locally driven, community economic development strategies that build on the diverse assets and needs of rural places throughout America. Each state including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is led by an appointed State Director, and in a few cases adjoining states are led by a single State Director.