Acting Administrator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Kevin Shea was appointed Associate Administrator on September 9, 2004. In this position, he works closely with Dr. Gregory Parham to ensure the smooth daily functioning of APHIS. On June 13, 2012, Secretary Vilsack designated Mr. Shea to act as Administrator while Dr. Parham serves as Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration. In addition to his regular duties, Mr. Shea serves on the Secretary's Executive Resources Board and the Secretary's Management Council.
Before becoming Associate Administrator, Mr. Shea served four years as Deputy Administrator for Policy and Program Development. From 1992 to 2000 he served as APHIS' Director of Budget and Accounting. Earlier in his career he worked as a budget analyst, Chief of the Program Analysis Branch, and Chief of the Policy Analysis and Development Staff. He also spent one year practicing law in the litigation department of Frank, Bernstein, Conaway and Goldman in Baltimore, MD.
Mr. Shea graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, MD and the University of Maryland in College Park. He earned a law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
A native Washingtonian, Mr. Shea now resides in Crofton, MD.