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Leonard Jordan, Associate Chief for Conservation

Leonard Jordan, Regional Conservationist (East)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.

Prior to serving in this position, Leonard served as the Regional Conservationist for the Southeast where he provided direction on NRCS programs and activities in the Southeast region.

During his distinguished 37-year career with NRCS, Leonard has worked in a variety of positions across the agency’s disciplines. Before becoming Regional Conservationist, Leonard was Deputy Chief for Strategic Planning and Accountability. He has also served as Division Director of Conservation Planning and Technical Assistance and Director of the Conservation Easement Programs Division.

Leonard has served as State Conservationist for both Georgia and Washington and worked in five states as Assistant State Conservationist, Area Conservationist, Area Resource Conservationist, Area Agronomist, District Conservationist, Soil Conservationist, and Conservation Technician.

A native of Tennessee, Leonard graduated from Tennessee State University and is the proud father of two children.