NDA announces new deputy director and Plant Industry division administrator

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The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) recently announced Jerri Conrad as deputy director. Conrad has worked at the NDA for three years as the executive assistant to the director, and has more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sector as a facilitator, communications professional and personnel manager. She received a bachelor of arts from the University of Nevada, Reno’s Reynolds School of Journalism and a masters of business administration from the University of Phoenix. In her new role, Conrad will oversee agency operations and personnel.

Lynn Hettrick was selected to lead the Plant Industry division as its new administrator. Hettrick most recently served as the executive director of the Nevada Dairy Commission and the deputy director of the NDA. He served as a Nevada state legislator for 14 years, including ten years as the minority leader.

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) promotes a business climate that is fair, economically viable and encourages a sustainable environment that serves to protect food, fiber and human health and safety through effective service and education. NDA includes the divisions of Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition and Plant Industry.