Saturday, August 29, 2015

LL.M. Alum, Richard Flournoy, Chief of Staff, USDA Risk Management Agency

We are pleased to congratulate Richard Flournoy on his new position as Chief of Staff at USDA - Risk Management Agency (RMA).  Richard serves under fellow alumna, Brandon Willis, the USDA RMA Administrator.

Prior to being Chief of Staff, Richard was tapped to serve as Acting Director of the Appeals and Litigation Staff for USDA RMA. Before that, he served as the Special Assistant to the RMA Administrator.  In that position he served as the liaison between the Administrator and the Deputy Administrators, drafted policy memoranda, responded to congressional inquiries and advised the Administrator.

Before joining RMA, Richard was a USDA, Farm Service Agency Agricultural Program Specialist, serving as Peanut Marketing Assistance Loan/Loan Deficiency Payment Lead, a position he accepted immediately after completing the LL.M. Program.

Richard received his J.D. from Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law, where he served on the Mercer Law Review.  He received his LL.M. degree in Agricultural & Food Law from our Program in 2011.

We are particularly proud of Richard's good work at USDA and the leadership he provides. We congratulate him on his success.

On a personal note, Richard and Michelle Carney were married this year in Little Rock, Arkansas. Congratulations and best wishes to Richard and Michelle!

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