E. Lee Hawkes, state director for the Farmers Home Administration in Utah since 1981, has been reappointed to that position by Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Yeutter.
Hawkes, Centerville, is responsible for all of FmHA's family farm, rural housing and community development loan programs in Utah. He supervises a staff of more than 100 in two district offices and 17 county offices and the administrative headquarters in Salt Lake City.A career FmHA employee, Hawkes was a loan specialist in the agency's community programs department from 1977 to 1979 and chief of the department for two years before becoming state FmHA director.
A native of Brigham City, Hawkes graduated from Utah State University with a degree in civil engineering and was a consulting engineer with the firm of Neilsen and Maxwell in Salt Lake City from 1966 until he joined FmHA in 1971.
Hawkes was chosen in 1975 to attend a two-year course at American University in Washington, D.C., where he received his master's degree in public financial management and at the same time worked at the national FmHA office in Washington.