Meet the Director

MDARD Director Jamie Clover AdamsJamie Clover Adams was appointed director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) by Governor Rick Snyder in July 2012.

Prior to becoming MDARD director, Ms. Clover Adams worked in various governmental leadership roles for nearly 25 years in two state capitals as well as in our nation's capital.  She has served in both the legislative and executive branches, as well as for several business trade associations covering a broad range of issues.

Ms. Clover Adams most recently served as the State of Michigan's Quality of Life Group's Director of Policy. She has held several leadership roles in the Michigan Senate and as the Director of the Kansas Department of Agriculture from 1999-2003. Additionally, she has worked for the Kansas Grain & Feed Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Clover Adams earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and has a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University. She resides in DeWitt Township.