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Charles Christopherson -- Department of Agriculture
Chief Financial Officer

Charles Christopherson was confirmed as Chief Financial Officer of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) by the Senate on November 10, 2005. Under the Chief Financial Officer Act of 1990, he is responsible to "oversee all financial management activities relating to the programs and operations of the agency." The Chief Financial Officer has direct management of approximately 1,500 of employees located at the Washington D.C headquarters and National Finance Center in New Orleans, LA. Mr. Christopherson was born in the farming community of Twin Falls, Idaho. He has a Masters in Business Administration from the Oregon Executive MBA program; a Bachelors in Science from the nationally ranked accounting program at Brigham Young University; and a Certified Public Accountant license in the State of Washington. He has been a Member of the Board of Directors with business and charitable organizations; and a conference speaker on financial management, financial organizations, corporate measurements, and corporate reporting.

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