Audrey Rowe is the Administrator for Special Nutrition Programs in the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the US Department of Agriculture.
Audrey brings to the Federal government over 20 years of experience in human services policy development, fiscal management, program design, service delivery and marketing with a particular focus on vulnerable populations, low income women, children and youth. Audrey is widely known for her passion for serving people and gaining positive results, which has driven a career of non-stop successes.
Audrey has extensive experience working at the state level and in the private sector on issues related to FNS programs. She served tenures as Deputy Mayor for Human Resources in New Haven, Connecticut and social services Commissioner for the State of Connecticut and for Washington, DC. She also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Urban League and ran for Lieutenant Governor in Connecticut.
In the private sector, Audrey served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the Children and Family Services division for Affiliated Computer Service (ACS), formerly Lockheed Martin IMS. In this capacity, she spearheaded industry leadership in the realms of child support payment processing and enforcement and the electronic dissemination of public assistance benefits, including implementing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) programs in over 20 states. Additionally, Audrey was appointed Senior Vice President for Public Affairs where she managed the corporation's government relations, philanthropy, and community relation programs.
Audrey's publications include:
The Feminization of Poverty: An Issue for the 90's, Yale University Journal of Law and Feminism, Fall 1991 Editor, The State of Black America, 1991, "To Be Equal," National Urban League.
Audrey is a graduate of Federal City College and was a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government Institute of Politics at Harvard University.