New Administrator Named for NASS

Clark tapped to take over as head of National Ag Statistics Service.

Cynthia Clark has been named administrator of the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service and will oversee the agency's efforts to collect and disseminate data on every facet of U.S. agriculture.

"Cynthia Clark is known as an accomplished statistician, highly respected both here in the United States and overseas for her expertise in survey research and development," says Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer. "I look forward to working with her as the NASS administrator."

Clark recently 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 spent 13 years working on the Census of Agriculture and serving as the Director of the NASS Census and Survey Division.

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