Chief of Staff
Stacey Brayboy serves as chief of staff for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C. FNS provides children and needy families with better access to food and a healthful diet through its 15 nutrition assistance programs and nutrition education efforts.
In this capacity, she manages the daily priorities of FNS, working closely with senior department officials, leaders of stakeholder groups, trade associations and other federal agencies. Her experience in all levels of government extends over 14 years.
Most recently, as the Director of Economic and Community Development for Rural Development at USDA, she helped small communities across the country better meet their economic development challenges. She also served as an important member of the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food task force.
Brayboy also served on the transition team for President Obama and Vice President Biden. She was the Obama campaign's South Carolina and Virginia state director during the Presidential primaries and later served as deputy director in Indiana and Virginia during the general election campaign.
Prior to joining the Obama campaign, Brayboy was the deputy director of the Virginia Council on Human Rights for the Commonwealth of Virginia. While living in Atlanta, Brayboy worked for U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn and the city of Atlanta government.
Brayboy holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Francis Marion University in South Carolina and a master’s degree in public administration from Clark Atlanta University.