Richard W. Spinrad

Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator

Richard (Rick) W. Spinrad, Ph.D., was sworn in on June 22, 2021 as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and the 11th NOAA Administrator. Dr. Spinrad is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the agency and its over 12,000 employees, including developing NOAA’s portfolio of products and services to address t...

Roles at NOAA

  • Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator

    June 22, 2021 - present

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