Dr. John C. Fleming of Minden, Louisiana, was appointed by President Trump to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and was sworn into office on Friday, March 15, 2019.
As head of EDA, Dr. Fleming will be responsible for fulfilling the agency’s mission of leading the federal economic development agenda.
A four term U.S. Congressman serving Louisiana’s 4th Congressional district from January 2009, to January 2017, Fleming is also a physician, businessman and former Webster Parish coroner. His public career also includes medical service in the U.S. Navy.
Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, Dr. Fleming served as a deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services overseeing technology modernization efforts.
Dr. Fleming earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Mississippi, and his M.D. at the University of Mississippi.