Joseph Corby worked for the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets for 37 years retiring in 2008 as the Director of the Division of Food Safety and Inspection. He served over 10 years as the Executive Director for the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) retiring in October 2018. He is currently a Senior Advisor for AFDO, and he serves on the Board of Directors for the International Food Protection Training Institute [IFPTI], the Partnership for Food Safety Education [PFSE], and on the Education Advisory Board for the Food Safety Summit. He is also an Instructor for IFPTI, Louisiana State University, NEHA and the University of Tennessee. He has been an outspoken advocate for the advancement of a nationally integrated food safety system and continues to work with numerous groups and associations in support of this cause. Joe is a past President of AFDO and a winner of its prestigious Wiley Award.