NRCS Leadership, Office of the Chief
Chief Jason Weller
Jason Weller has served as Chief of NRCS since July 2013. As Chief, he oversees programs that help protect the environment, preserve our natural resources and improve agricultural sustainability through voluntary, private-lands conservation. More ...
Assistant Chief, Kirk Hanlin
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed Kirk Hanlin as Assistant Chief of NRCS in July 2013. As Assistant Chief, he is central to the agency’s leadership team, providing oversight and guidance for implementation of NRCS programs which help protect the environment, preserve the nation’s natural resources and improve agricultural sustainability through voluntary conservation on private lands. NRCS has more than 10,000 employees across the country and a budget of about $4 billion. More...
Associate Chief for Conservation, Leonard Jordan
Leonard Jordan is NRCS’ Associate Chief for Conservation. In this role, Leonard leads the agency’s conservation mission area, including all of NRCS’ conservation programs. More..
Associate Chief for Operations, Tom Christensen
Tom Christensen serves as the Associate Chief for Operations. In this position, he is the Chief Operating Officer for NRCS and functions on behalf of the Chief with responsibility for directing and overseeing the agency’s budgeting and financial management; human resources management; acquisitions, procurements, and management services; information technology; emergency response and continuity of operations; strategic planning and accountability; employee development and training; and, enterprise business initiatives. More..