Michael O. Johanns

Michael O. Johanns, Retired United States Senator, Nebraska and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Mr. Johanns is retired from the United States Senate, where he served as a Senator from Nebraska from 2009 until 2015. In the 111th-113th Congresses, his committee assignments included Agriculture, Appropriations, Banking, Commerce, Veterans Affairs, Indian Affairs, and Environment & Public Works. He was United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2005 until 2007 and was twice elected Governor of Nebraska, 1999-2005. In 2002 he chaired the Midwestern Governors Association. Mr. Johanns serves on the board of directors of Deere & Company, OSI Group, Burlington Capital/ATAX and is chairman of agriculture for alliantgroup. In February 2016, his Presidential nomination as a new board member of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a bilateral United States foreign aid agency, was confirmed by the United States Senate.