In her new role, Masters will oversee the regulation of meat, poultry and processed egg products, which constitute 40% of the American food dollar.
Masters has served as the acting administrator of FSIS since March 1, 2004. She began her FSIS career in 1989 as a veterinary medical officer near Hot Springs, AR. She has since held a variety of posts throughout the agency, both in the field and at headquarters. Her previous positions include director of slaughter operations staff, branch chief in processing operations, and a staff officer in the technology transfer and coordination staff.
She received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Mississippi State University.