Spiro Stefanou joined the Economic Research Service as the Administrator in August 2020. He provides leadership and guidance for the strategic direction of the agency research, analytical, and technical operations. Prior to his arrival at ERS, he was Professor and former Chair of the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Florida, and Professor of Agricultural Economics at Penn State University. He is a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and held visiting positions at universities in Greece, Netherlands, Italy, Austria. Dr. Stefanou is a past editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy and has served on the editorial boards of six national and international journals.