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James Brent, Jr.

Member, Board of Directors

James Brent, Jr. is a member of the Finance Committee and IT Committee. He has been a member of the Board since 2019. 

James currently serves as Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Acting Chief Enterprise Officer for Rural Development at USDA. Prior to his assignment with Rural Development, James served in various positions at USDA, including as Deputy Director of Operations and Director of the Diversity, Recruitment & Work-Life Division. He has worked for the federal government for more than 29 years.  

James graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management.