PRESIDENT OBAMA, SECRETARY VILSACK ANNOUNCE INTENT TO NOMINATE EVAN SEGAL AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AT USDA
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2009 - President Barack Obama today announced his intent to nominate Evan Segal as Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Segal will serve with Secretary Tom Vilsack.
"Evan has a solid track record of building and managing a company and his management expertise will be put to good use as CFO at USDA," said Vilsack. "His private sector background will add a unique perspective that will strengthen the department's management team."
Segal is the former President and Owner of Dormont Manufacturing Company, the leading manufacturer of flexible stainless steel gas appliance connectors. In this position, he led the dramatic growth of the company, increasing sales from $5 to $60 million while creating 250 new jobs.
Segal has been active in the philanthropic world and currently serves as Chairman of the Evan and Tracy Segal Family Foundation which focuses on healthcare, environmental and human needs. He is a member of the UJF Pittsburgh Management Committee, a board member at the Community Day School and a member of the Board of Directors of Hillel: The Foundation for Campus Life. Segal also serves as an Executive-In-Residence at the CMU Tepper School of Business and as a mentor to start-up businesses. He is also a member of the Wexner Heritage Program.
Segal graduated from the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business with a bachelor's degree in Administration & Management Science and an MBA. Segal and his wife Tracy currently reside in Pittsburgh and have two daughters.