Louis Volpe
South Florida Area Director, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine

Louis Volpe
Lou Volpe started his career in the agriculture field as a landscape contractor and grower in the South Florida area. After several years of landscape design and installation he began his government career working as a temporary employee with the U.S. Customs service. While working for U.S. Customs at Miami International Airport, Volpe was exposed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the career opportunities directly in his field and decided to become a full time employee with the USDA in 1996. Since then he has risen through the ranks starting as a technician, an officer, a Supervisor of the Smuggling Interdiction and Trade Compliance Team and now as the South Florida Area Director located at the Miami Plant Inspection Station.