Director, Office of International Research Engagement and Cooperation, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Bryan Norrington serves as Director of the Office of International Research Engagement and Cooperation for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS). He is the principal point of contact for global affairs and responsible for overseeing leadership and coordination of mutually beneficial international arrangements that enhance the productivity, effectiveness, and impact of ARS research. Previously, Bryan had served as a Senior Food Defense Analyst at USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), where he worked with government agencies at all levels, industry, academia, and other organizations to develop and implement strategies to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from intentional adulteration of the food supply. He initially joined USDA as a Public Service Leaders Scholar and worked as an international economist and trade specialist at the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) prior to joining FSIS. At FAS, he helped maintain and expand markets for U.S. animals and animal products and led the development of targeted technical assistance and capacity building programs. Bryan holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. from Colorado College.
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