Robert Tse is the USDA lead for the Strong Cities – Strong Communities, (SC2) White House pilot initiative in Fresno, and creates and implements innovative strategies to benefit California’s regional and rural economies.

Robert works strategies for urban-rural broadband infrastructure and development of regional agriculture technology economic clusters in areas such as Fresno and Sacramento. His broad strategic reach also includes goods movement, international trade, health-food-agriculture systems, veterans and farming, water, and energy.

In 2014, he received the first Champion of Technology Award from the California State Fair. He received his second USDA Secretary’s Honor Award in 2013 and is a 2014/13 recipient of the USEPA Bronze Award, and USEPA National Notable Achievement Award for Brownfields Land Revitalization Team for Region 9.

Previously, he served as the deputy director for International Trade in the Governor's Office of Economic Development and as Deputy Secretary for Trade Development with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).

Robert is an advisor to the San Joaquin Valley Partnership Board, Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) Ag Start, and sits on the Los Angeles Food Policy Council board. Robert Tse received his Master’s in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University