Chad Rupe

Douglas native Chad Rupe was named administrator of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service this summer. Tom Witham/United States Department of Agriculture

A Douglas native is now at the head of “one the largest banks people have never heard of”: the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service.

On June 27, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released a statement on President Donald Trump’s appointment of Chad Rupe as administrator of the service.

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