As the Special Assistant for Alternative Energy Policy since August 2009, Mr. Hagy provides support to the Under Secretary for Rural Development and Secretary on policy matter relating to alternative energy development. He also provides organizational leadership for various boards and committees including the Biomass Research and Development Board and Technical Advisory Committee.
Until July 2009, Mr. Hagy served as the Rural Development Business Programs, Deputy Administrator since July 1996 and administered a combined business loan and grant portfolio of over $6.5 billion.
Mr. Hagy has received extensive financial management training and was a recipient of Vice President Gore’s National Performance Review Hammer Award for his efforts in streamlining the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program regulation, which reduced the number of application forms and automated the application process. Mr. Hagy was the recipient of the Secretary of Agriculture Honor Award in fiscal years 2003 and 2007 for Superior Service to the Department in the delivery of Business Programs. In addition, Mr. Hagy is the recipient of the 2007 National Rural Economic Developers Association President’s Award for recognition of his dedication, time, talent and expertise in support of Rural Development.
Mr. Hagy has also served in the capacity of Acting Under Secretary for Rural Development from January 20 - April 17, 2009, and Acting RBS Administrator from April 17-May 16, 2009.