Chuck Parrott will succeed Robert Keeney as deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service Fruit and Vegetable Program when Keeney retires in October.
Parrott is currently an associate deputy administrator and has had many management positions. In the fall/winter 2012 edition of the Agricultural Marketing Service newsletter, Keeney wrote a letter of appreciation to the produce industry.
“I will miss working with you,” Keeney said in the newsletter. “But I leave knowing that you will be in good hands after I depart. The dedicated staff at the AMS Fruit and Vegetable Program will continue to provide you with excellent, responsive service and support.”