Acting Director and Deputy Director Mary Bohman 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. Chief Economist Dennis J. Fixler Dr. Fixler is primarily responsible for statistical quality including source data, methods, interagency data sharing, dissemination policies, and leading selected research efforts. Associate Director for International Economics Paul Farello Mr. Farello is responsible for estimating U.S. economic activity with the rest of the world including trade, transactions, foreign direct investment, and activities of multinational enterprises. Acting Associate Director for Regional Economics Mauricio Ortiz Mr. Ortiz oversees the calculation of economic statistics for states, counties, and metropolitan areas, as well as regional economic multipliers. Associate Director for National Economic Accounts Erich H. Strassner Mr. Strassner oversees the calculation of official economic statistics that track the performance of the U.S. economy. Chief Information Officer Param Soni Mr. Soni provides leadership and direction for the Bureau's information technology program. Chief Administrative Officer Kathleen James Dr. James oversees the communication and administrative functions of the Bureau.