Aspen Institute's Lisa Mensah Nominated to be Undersecretary of Agriculture for Rural Development - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Aspen Institute's Lisa Mensah Nominated to be Undersecretary of Agriculture for Rural Development

  • KSLA News 12 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Vision for South Bossier City's future unveiled by planning firm

    Vision for South Bossier City's future unveiled by planning firm

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:05:06 GMT
    South Bossier Residents listen to presentation.South Bossier Residents listen to presentation.
    Leaders and planning consultants held their final public meeting Thursday about transforming a 10-street block area from the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge to just past the Century Link Center.More >>
    Leaders and planning consultants held their final public meeting Thursday about transforming a 10-street block area from the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge to just past the Century Link Center.More >>
  • Shreveport NICU sees more twins than ever

    Shreveport NICU sees more twins than ever

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:37:17 GMT
    The Pearce twins are one of nine sets of twins at University Health Shreveport right now.The Pearce twins are one of nine sets of twins at University Health Shreveport right now.
    These babies are one set of nine sets of twins being cared for at the Neo-natal intensive care unit at University Health in Shreveport right now.More >>
    These babies are one set of nine sets of twins being cared for at the Neo-natal intensive care unit at University Health in Shreveport right now.More >>
  • Grade changing allegations surface at BTW

    Grade changing allegations surface at BTW

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:14:05 GMT
    Caddo Parish Public Schools officials are investigating allegations that student grades were changed at Shreveport's Booker T. Washington New Tech High School.More >>
    Caddo Parish Public Schools officials are investigating allegations that student grades were changed at Shreveport's Booker T. Washington New Tech High School.More >>

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE The Aspen Institute

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama yesterday nominated Lisa Mensah, executive director of the Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS), to serve as Undersecretary for Rural Development at the US Department of Agriculture. As Undersecretary to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Ms. Mensah will bring her talents and passion for improving the economic lives of Americans to the USDA's multi-billion dollar loan, grant, and technical assistance programs.

Aspen Institute logo.

"I am honored to be nominated. I look forward to serving this Administration, the USDA, and this country," said Ms. Mensah.

Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, added, "Like everyone at the Aspen Institute, I'm deeply proud of the work Lisa has done at Aspen IFS. Helping assure that everyone has a decent opportunity and reducing wealth inequality are the political and moral imperatives of our time. Lisa has done so much to further these ideals, and we at the Aspen Institute will continue that work. In the meantime, I congratulate Lisa on this new chance to serve. The honor is a testament to her talent, vision, and her work at the Institute."

Aspen Institute Executive Vice President Elliot Gerson said, "The Institute will continue to build upon the accomplishments and legacy of Aspen IFS which Lisa founded in 2003 to shed light on the financial policies and products that will help more Americans save, invest, and own. The Administration and indeed the nation will be well served by Lisa's foresight and leadership."

The work of Aspen IFS will continue as part of the Institute's broader work on economic opportunity, poverty and community building which includes the acclaimed Financial Security Summit in Aspen in July.

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130417/DC96489LOGO

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow