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New APHIS Administrator Appointed

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

(American Meat Institute)

Kevin Shea has been appointed administrator of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Shea has been serving as Acting Administrator since June 2012. As administrator, Shea will carry out APHIS' broad mission of protecting and promoting American agriculture, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. Shea has been with APHIS since 1992, rising from director of budget and accounting to deputy administrator for policy and program development and finally associate administrator before being appointed to his new role.

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