Greg Pompelli is the Director of the Center of Excellence for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense (CBTS), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence. The Center is responsible for protecting people, plants, animals, and infrastructure in the U.S. from evolving biological threats outside its borders. As lead institution, Texas A&M University spearheads the cooperative efforts by academic, industry, government, and laboratory partners throughout the U.S. to provide research and educational resources that improve the nation’s biological security.
Prior to joining CBTS in January 2020, Pompelli served as the Associate Administrator of the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)where he directed operations of an $86 million research agency. He also served as the Associate Director in the ERS Market and Trade Economics Division where he directed the work of 100 economists on commodity outlook and international markets reports published for industry, Congress, policy makers, farmers, and consumers.
Before his federal experience, he was an Associate and Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the University of Tennessee. He started his career as a Loan Officer for the Sacramento Bank for Cooperatives, then moved to Sunkist Growers as an Economic Analyst.
Ph.D. – Agricultural Economics, University of California Davis
M.S. – Agricultural Economics, University of California Davis
B.S. – Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University