WINDY CITY TIMES
||Former WCT honoree now in USDA
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Justin DeJong, a 2006 Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree, is currently a deputy press secretary under United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, according to a departmental press release.
A native of Iowa, DeJong has served in numerous communications roles in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, he served as Illinois director of communications for the Obama campaign and as director of communications at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. Previously, DeJong served as a spokesperson for several state agencies in Illinois government, including the departments of commerce and economic opportunity and central management services, as well as the Governor's Office of Management and Budget.
DeJong has also been involved with LGBT- and HIV/AIDS-rights groups such as Equality Illinois, the AIDS Run/Walk, Test Positive Aware Network and Chicago House.
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