Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis Bureau of Economic Analysis Mary Bohman is the Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Dr. Bohman works with BEA's executive team to expand the agency's statistical programs and to shape the highest priority research projects in furthering BEA's mission. Dr. Bohman is collaborating with BEA’s researchers to bolster the impact and the effectiveness of BEA research. And, she has led the way in crafting a strategy to position BEA to be an employer of choice for the years to come. Before joining BEA, Dr. Bohman spent more than 20 years with the Department of Agriculture in numerous positions, leaving her mark on research involving international trade, farm competitiveness, and data-driven policymaking. At the Agriculture Department, Dr. Bohman was the administrator of USDA's Economic Research Service, where over a seven-year period she led initiatives to strengthen the quality of the agency's research and statistics, increase accountability through the development of metrics, and boost employee engagement through improved communications. She was named a Fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, the group’s most prestigious honor, in recognition for her outstanding contributions to the agricultural economics profession. Dr. Bohman received a doctorate from the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of California, Davis, and earned a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.