Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced the selection of Terri Teuber as director of communications.

"Terri Teuber will bring valuable experience and leadership to the President's team at USDA," said Johanns. "She will excel at formulating and directing our communications strategies on our programs and services, while providing timely and reliable information to the citizens we serve."

Prior to coming to USDA, Teuber served as communications director for then Governor Mike Johanns since 2003 and as the Public Information Officer for the Nebraska State Patrol from 1999 to 2003. She also brings years of experience from broadcast journalism, serving as the main news anchor for KLKN-TV from 1996 to 1999 and as a reporter for KOLN-TV from 1991 to 1996, both of Lincoln, Neb. Teuber also served as news director and announcer at KDWA Radio in Hastings, Minn..

Teuber will assume her new role at USDA on March 21. She will fill a void left by outgoing communications director Alisa Harrison.

Source: USDA