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Farm Credit Administration appoints chief economist

The Farm Credit Administration today appointed Steve Gabriel as chief economist and associate director of its agricultural and economic policy team.

Gabriel succeeds John Moore, who retired last week after 40 years of federal service.

Gabriel has been a senior financial analyst and program manager for systemic risk analysis in the Risk Supervision Division of FCA’s Office of Examination. He began his federal government career as an agricultural economist at the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service.

He joined FCA in 1989 but left in 2000 to serve for six and a half years as a senior financial economist at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He came back to FCA in December 2006.

Gabriel has a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Loyola University of Chicago, an master of science degree in finance from the University of Illinois, and a doctoral degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois.