The Trump administration also appointed Michael Dora as the new state director for USDA Rural Development in Indiana. Dora began his new role on Monday. Dora brings 42 years of experience managing his family’s grain and livestock operation in Rush County. He has been a volunteer EMT, firefighter, wrestling coach, and local school board trustee.
Presently, Dora serves as chairman of Ivy Tech Community College board of trustees. He and his wife of 42 years have two sons and eight grandchildren.
As state director, Dora will use his leadership experience to oversee Rural Development programs in a customer-focused manner to restore prosperity in rural Indiana.