Lisbon man named director of U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
Brian S. Murray of Lisbon was recently sworn in as the New York State Director of United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development.
Murray has been with USDA Rural Development for the past 19 years. He started with the agency in 2002 as a Loan Specialist in the Canton field office. In 2007 he became an Area Director serving New York from the state’s Southern Tier to the Canadian Border. Brian served on the USDA RD Community Economic Development task team in Washington D.C. in 2013/14 and in 2020 became the Associate Enterprise Director for New York.Murray is a lifelong New Yorker, originally from rural Peterboro, and currently resides in Lisbon. He graduated from the State University of New York at Potsdam and holds a B.A. in Financial Economics. Prior to coming to USDA RD, Murray worked for a local banking institution as a commercial lending officer for more than 15 years.
He has served on the St. Lawrence County Planning Board for the past 12 years, recently as the chairman. He is active in his local fire department serving as an interior firefighter and member of the rescue squad.