General Sales Manager
Suzanne Heinen was appointed Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) in April 2012, after having served 11 months as the agency’s Acting Administrator. She also continues to serve as the General Sales Manager. Prior to that, she worked on food security issues in the Office of the Secretary and as Minister-Counselor for Agriculture at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome, Italy.
In her 25 years as a Foreign Service officer, Heinen has served at FAS posts around the world, including Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, Russia and Guatemala. In Washington, she served as FAS Deputy Administrator for International Cooperation and Development and as Assistant Deputy Administrator for Foreign Agricultural Affairs. Heinen also held various positions in international trade policy, working on multilateral and bilateral issues, particularly sanitary and phytosanitary agreements.
Heinen, a native of Michigan, received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and her Master of Science from Michigan State University.
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