WASHINGTON – Sonny Perdue, US Secretary of Agriculture, announced two appointments to leadership positions in the US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on May 11.  Perdue named Carmen Rottenberg as administrator and Paul Kiecker as the deputy administrator of FSIS.

Rottenberg, who has been serving as acting deputy undersecretary for USDA’s Office of Food Safety since this past August, most recently held the position of deputy administrator with FSIS and has also worked in several other leadership roles within the agency.

Kiecker has most recently worked as deputy assistant administrator for FSIS’s Office of Field Operations. Since August 2017, he has been serving as acting administrator for FSIS. He has also served as district manager and executive associate for regulatory operations. Kiecker began his career in the food industry as an inspector.

“Providing all Americans access to a safe and secure food supply is one of USDA’s critical missions,” said Perdue when announcing the two appointments. “Carmen and Paul have been instrumental in carrying out this mission and will continue to lead FSIS in their new roles.”