Nancy Potok Named New Chief Statistician of the United States

Nancy Potok, the Census Bureau's Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer since 2012, will be starting a new job as Chief Statistician of the United States and Chief of the Statistics and Science Policy Branch in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Katherine Wallman, the former Chief Statistician, recently retired from the OMB position she had held since 1992.

Dr. Potok has had an illustrious career in public, private and nonprofit sectors. She has been a strong supporter of the NCRN. As Chief Statistician, she will lead the Federal Statistical System for the nation.  Dr. Potok will take up her duties as Chief Statistician next week.