Administrator for the National Agricultural Statistics Service
Dr. Cynthia Clark is Administrator of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), overseeing the agency's efforts to collect and disseminate data on every facet of U.S. agriculture.
Clark is an accomplished statistician who is highly respected both in the United States and overseas for her expertise in survey research and development. Before joining NASS, she directed statistical research and survey methodology for the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics and, prior to that, at the U.S. Census Bureau.
She has also served in numerous professional positions with the American Statistical Association (ASA), the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the International Association of Survey Statisticians. Additionally, she is a fellow of the ASA, an elected member of ISI and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
Under Clark's leadership, NASS conducts hundreds of surveys and issues nearly 500 national reports each year on agricultural production, economics, demographics, and environmental statistics. NASS also conducts the Census of Agriculture every five years, providing the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every county in the nation.