Michael Thulen Jr.
State Director of New Jersey
Michael Thulen Jr. serves as the State Director for USDA Rural Development in New Jersey. As the State Director, Michael oversees Rural Development programs and economic enhancement in a customer-focused manner to restore prosperity to those underserved in New Jersey. Mr. Thulen brings to the position his experience in municipal government, construction, finance, small business, and community leadership. He has a wealth of experience in working successfully with a variety of public and private sector organizations to improve our communities and build stronger local economies. Prior to his appointment he served as a Councilman in Point Pleasant Borough, Chairman of the Brick Township Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners, Senior Building Inspector in Lakewood Township, and over a decade in retail banking.