State Director for Arkansas
A native Arkansan, Jill Floyd joins USDA after previously serving as the Director of Community and Client Engagement with Little Rock based CDI Contractors, a commercial general contractor and construction management firm. There, she was responsible for developing relationships with potential clients and increasing efficiency with MWBE construction subcontractors. Floyd led CDI’s K-12 STEM initiative to encourage girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, math and construction. Prior to her time with CDI Contractors, Jill worked in manufacturing as a Project Manager with Cummins Engine, after which she joined Ford Motor Company as a Quality Engineer, focusing on improving processes and part quality at supplier plants. She subsequently moved into procurement where she managed a global portfolio of purchased parts. Floyd serves on the Arkansas Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women and previously served on the Mayor’s Opportunity Zone Task Force and Housing and Mobility Transition Team Task Force. Floyd received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and MBA/MS in Engineering in Quality and Manufacturing Management from Penn State University.