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Jessica Zufolo

Deputy Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Jessica Zufolo was appointed by President Barack Obama as Deputy Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on July 10, 2009.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Jessica served for 6 years as the Senior Policy Director for telecommunications, media and technology research for Medley Global Advisors, an independent policy research firm serving institutional investment banks, hedge funds and asset managers both domestic and internationally.

Prior to joining MGA, Jessica served for five years as Legislative Director for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). In this role, Jessica was responsible for developing and executing legislative strategy and policy for all 50 state public service commissions on Capitol Hill involving telecommunications, technology, consumer protection and water.

Prior to joining NARUC, Jessica worked on Capitol Hill for 7 years for the late New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York and Rep. Peter A. Defazio of Oregon covering telecommunications, technology and utility policy.


Biography last updated January 16, 2013