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Business Center

The USDA Rural Development Business Center is a centralized business hub focused on customer service and business administration. The primary responsibilities of the Business Center include supporting Rural Development’s mission-critical operations, streamlining key business functions and reducing costs through team-based and cross-functional approaches. As a centralized business hub, the Business Center is comprised of seven core offices:

Operations Office

Acting Chief Operating Officer, Tony Bainbridge

Tony Bainbridge is serving as the Acting Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Rural Development, responsible for all administrative support functions for over 4,650 employees in nearly 500 offices across the country. In the Acting COO position, Mr. Bainbridge provides enterprise-wide leadership overseeing activities including space management, budget and finance, procurement, loan servicing, and information technology.

Sharon Randolph, Chief of Staff 

Office of the Chief Operations Officer

Address: USDA Rural Development
Chief Operations Office
United States Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave SW, RM 6900
Mail Stop 0742
Washington, DC 20250-0742

Enterprise Office

Angela Prioleau, Acting Chief Enterprise Officer     
Troy Fedison, Administrative Services Division Director
Kay Daugherty, Acting Enterprise Operations Division Director
Lolita Barnes, Acting Records and Information Management Division Director
Ron Walton, Acting Security, Safety and Emergency Management Division Director
Kelley Oehler, Acting Solutions Management and Initiatives Division Director

Finance Office

Tony Bainbridge, Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Machelski, Associate Chief Financial Officer, Office of Budget and Policy
Peggy Javery, Associate Chief Financial Officer, Office of Compliance
Alison Suhre, Associate Chief Financial Officer, Office of Accounting and Finance
Christine Knecht, Chief of Staff

Human Resources Office

Marlon Villalobos Taubenheim, Human Resources Director
Carl Johns, Employee Services Division Director
Arana Petty-John, Human Capital Management Division Director
David Root, Employee and Labor Relations Division Director

Procurement Management Office

Lori Lloyd, Procurement Office Director
Paul Schiele, Deputy Director                                                                                
Sean Krisko, Regional Acquisition Division Manager
Scott Beckstrand, Strategic Acquisitions Division Manager
Brian Johnson, Contracting Operations Division Manager
Heather Mackenzie, Regional Acquisition Division Manager

Servicing Office

Christine Mechtly, Director
Loretta Cox, Chief of Staff
Moraima Rivera, Associate Director Customer Loan Servicing
Tony Priola, Associate Director Asset and Business Operations

Technology Office

Tim McCrosson, Assistant Chief Information Officer 
Kelli Petrie, Deputy Assistant Chief Information Officer
Therese Gallagher, Cybersecurity Division Director
Kate Kase, IT Strategy Division Director
Brian Burke, IT Resource Management Division Director
James, Riis, Solutions Delivery Division Director
Brent Todd, Systems Engineering Delivery Division Director