Mr. Strelcheck is NOAA Fisheries' Southeast Regional Administrator. He assumed this role in August of 2021 and succeeds retired Regional Administrator Dr. Roy Crabtree, who was in the position since 2003. Prior to his role as Regional Administrator, Strelcheck served as the Deputy Regional Administrator of NOAA Fisheries' Southeast Regional Office since March 2015. He began his career with NOAA in 2004 as a fishery biologist, and from 2008-2015 served as chief of the Limited Access Privilege Programs Data Management Branch. In this capacity, he oversaw analytical work used to support management decisions made by three regional fishery management councils.