The Higher Education of the Newest Black Executive at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

John D. Brewer was named associate administrator for the Foreign Agricultural Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. There he will work to expand the market overseas for U.S. agricultural products and address issues concerning global food security.

Brewer was a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton. He previously was a senior analyst in the Office of Global Risk Assessments for AIG. He has also worked for the state, treasury, and defense departments.

A native of Florence, South Carolina, Brewer is a graduate of Morehouse College where he was a double major in history and English. He holds a master’s degree in diplomatic history from the London School of Economics and Political Science.