Edna Primrose was named Rural Development’s assistant administrator for water and environmental programs in April 2018. In this role, Ms. Primrose leads multi-billion dollar direct and guaranteed loan, grant, and loan guarantee programs to benefit water and waste disposal systems in rural communities. Prior to this role, Ms. Primrose served as USDA Rural Development chief operating officer beginning in 2012.
Before joining the USDA, Ms. Primrose served as the national director for the Office of Job Corps at the U.S. Department of Labor. In this capacity, she led special initiatives and coordinated with foreign governments while providing expertise on education and emerging employment trends impacting public and global policy.