Michael Gregoire is the Deputy Administrator for APHIS’ Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) program. In this position, he provides leadership and direction to ensure the safe development and introduction (importation, interstate movement, and field testing) of genetically engineered organisms.
Prior to becoming Deputy Administrator for BRS in January 2008, Mr. Gregoire served as Deputy Administrator for Policy and Program Development. In this role, he provided leadership and guidance in the overall planning and formulation of USDA policies, programs, and activities. Mr. Gregoire was also responsible for the Agency’s budget, regulation development, and environmental compliance programs.
After receiving his undergraduate degree, Mr. Gregoire worked for 2 years as a Social Welfare Examiner with the Erie County Department of Social Services in Buffalo, New York. He began his Federal career as a Budget Analyst with APHIS in 1978 and served in progressively responsible roles as an analyst and manager. From 1978 until 1992, Mr. Gregoire worked in the APHIS Budget and Accounting Division and served as the Agency’s Budget Officer for several years. From 1992 until 1995, Mr. Gregoire was the Chief of Staff to the APHIS Administrator. In 1995, he assumed a leadership position in the Agency’s information technology organization and was named APHIS Chief Information Officer in 1996.
Mr. Gregoire received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Niagara University in 1976 and a Masters Degree in public administration from George Washington University in 1983.
Mr. Gregoire is a native of Buffalo, New York. He is married and has three children.
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