Chad Rupe worked as State Director for USDA Rural Development in Wyoming from 2017-2019. Prior to his appointment, he served as a State Office Loan Specialist for USDA Rural Development in Wyoming. He also worked on regional and national committees for the National Association of Credit Specialists – Rural Development, which serves to improve the delivery of USDA’s programs and services. Chad also worked as a community banker in Wyoming for 11 years with extensive community involvement and served his nation for 9 years as a US Army officer. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and earned his MBA from the University of Phoenix. Chad is married and has 3 children.