Lisa Bennett

Assistant Director for Communications


Lisa Bennett joined USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) in June 2023 as the assistant director for communications in the Market and Trade Economics Division.


Since joining USDA in 2010, Lisa held several positions focused on commodity analysis and international food assistance. Before joining ERS, Lisa worked as a monitoring and evaluation specialist at the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Prior to that role, she was an agricultural economist at the World Agricultural Outlook Board contributing to the Interagency Commodity Estimates Committee (ICEC) for oil crops. Lisa began her career at FAS, contributing to the grains ICEC.


Lisa earned her M.S. in agricultural economics and her B.A. in economics and spanish from the University of California, Davis.