Katherine K. Wallman
U.S. Office of Management and Budget
Katherine Wallman currently serves as Chief Statistician at the United States Office of Management and Budget.
In this capacity, she
is responsible for overseeing and coordinating Federal statistical policies, standards and programs; developing and fostering long-term improvements in Federal statistical activities; and representing the Federal government in international organizations such as the United Nations Statistical Commission
Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Wallman served for more than a decade as Executive Director of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics, a coalition of organizations concerned with fostering communication among users and producers of Federal statistics and improving the utility and accessibility of the Nation's statistical resources.
Before joining the Council in 1982, Ms. Wallman served for several years in the Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards at the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Commerce, as well as in the National Center for Education Statistics.
Ms. Wallman is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Founder Member of the International Association for Official Statistics.
In 1992, she served as President of the American Statistical Association.
Ms. Wallman has been a member of various panels at the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Public Administration, and was invited by the Secretary of Commerce to Chair the Advisory Committee for the Year 2000 Decennial Census.
Most recently, she
has been honored as a Presidential Meritorious Executive.
special interests include fostering improved dissemination of and access to Federal statistical information; increasing cooperation between the several levels of government in the production of national statistics; strengthening the interface between academic and governmental statisticians; and enhancing the statistical literacy of the public.