At-Large Director

Leonard Jordan

Leonard Jordan has spent more than four decades building a portfolio focused on conserving our natural resources. Having worked across the nation, Jordan has worked with several interest groups, government agencies and non-profit organizations to ensure that our environment is protected. His passion is to work with the American public, providing assistance that helps improve their lives and bring resilience to rural America.

As Acting Chief of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Leonard Jordan oversaw programs that preserve our natural resources and improve agricultural sustainability through voluntary, private-lands conservation. He led a staff of more than 10,000 employees across the country.

Leonard served as NRCS’ Associate Chief for Conservation 2013 to 2017 where he led the agency’s conservation mission area, including all of NRCS’ conservation programs.

Leonard served as Regional Conservationist for the East from 2009 to 2011 and Regional Conservationist for the Southeast from 2011 to 2012. This was after the agency split organization of the East region into Northeast and Southeast. In these positions, Leonard provided direction on NRCS programs and activities regionally.