State Director of Georgia
Joyce White was named State Director of the USDA Rural Development in Georgia by the Trump Administration on November 27, 2017. In this capacity, she coordinates the efforts of 95 employees to work with others to ensure use of resources and 40 + programs are serving rural Georgia residents. As State Director, White will use her leadership experience to oversee Rural Development programs in a customer-focused manner to restore prosperity in rural Georgia
White was born and raised in rural Georgia. She graduated from Clayton State University and began her career implementing her business administration skills while working as Executive Assistant to the CEO at Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Her sharp focus and get it done attitude won the attention of Governor Sonny Perdue’s office and in 2003 she began a two-term role with Governor Sonny Perdue as his Executive Assistant and Office Manager.
Always ambitious, Joyce consistently is centered in roles where she is instrumental in connecting people, residents, constituents and stakeholders to people, resources and assistance. Previously she served as Chief of Staff at the Georgia Department of Agriculture where she focused on assistance to agri-businesses and to Georgia’s growers. Joyce also served as Senator David Perdue’s State Director from the time he was elected until being tapped to work with Secretary Sonny Perdue.
Joyce now advocates for rural prosperity and American agriculture in Georgia as State Director of the USDA Rural Development in Georgia