President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key position in his Administration:

Mindy Brashears of Texas, to be the Under Secretary for Food Safety at the Department of Agriculture.

Dr. Brashears is a Professor of Food Safety and Food Microbiology and the Director of the International Center for Food Industry Excellence at Texas Tech University.  At Texas Tech University, she focuses much of her research on improving food safety standards.  Dr. Brashears’s work evaluates interventions in pre- and post-harvest environments and on the emergence of antimicrobial drug resistance in animal feeding systems and has resulted in the commercialization of a pre-harvest feed additive that can reduce E. coli and Salmonella in cattle.  Additionally, she leads international research teams to Mexico, Central America, and South America to set up sustainable agriculture systems in impoverished areas.  Dr. Brashears is past-Chair of the National Alliance for Food Safety and Security and of the United States Department of Agriculture multi-state research group.

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to be designated Co-Chairs and Members of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition for a term of two years:

  • Mariano Rivera of New York
  • Misty May-Treanor of California
  • Herschel Junior Walker of Georgia

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition for a term of two years:

  • Brenda Larsen Becker of Michigan
  • William Belichick of Massachusetts
  • Johnny David Damon of Florida
  • Trevor Joseph Drinkwater of California
  • Louis Ferrigno of California
  • Robert Goldman of Illinois
  • Nan A.S. Hayworth of New York
  • Matthew Hesse of Nebraska
  • Ashlee Lundvall of Wyoming
  • Jacob Olson of California
  • Mehmet Oz of New Jersey
  • Natalie Gulbis Rodarmel of California
  • Shauna L. Rohbock of Utah
  • Kyle Frederick Snyder of Maryland
  • Stephen Soloway of New Jersey
  • Julie Teer of Michigan
  • Chris Tisi of Florida
  • Robert Charles Wilkins of New Jersey
  • Samuel James Worthington, Jr. of Pennsylvania
  • Linda Yaccarino of New York