Carmen Rottenberg was appointed acting deputy under secretary for USDA’s Office for Food Safety in August 2017. In this position, she oversees development, implementation and enforcement of all of FSIS’ regulations, policies and programs.
Rottenberg was sworn in as the permanent administrator of FSIS in May 2018. She executes a budget of over $1 billion, advancing the agency’s vision and goals, and leading innovative solutions to challenges in FSIS. She has spearheaded strategic planning at FSIS and implemented numerous initiatives to strategically move the agency forward.
Rottenberg began her federal government career in the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of General Counsel. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Hope College in Holland, MI and a JD degree from American University’s Washington College of Law.