Chief, Residential Construction Branch
Raemeka Mayo is chief of the U.S. Census Bureau's Residential Construction Branch in the Manufacturing and Construction Division.
Mayo oversees all activities for the Building Permits Survey and the Survey of Construction, which provide data for two monthly principal federal economic indicators. Data from these surveys provide crucial information on the state of our nation's economy and are used by federal and state agencies as well as private organizations and businesses to develop policies and make business decisions.
Mayo joined the Census Bureau's Economic Directorate in 1999, where she began working as an analyst in the Survey of Construction section. She was promoted to section chief and then to chief of the Residential Construction Branch. Mayo also worked in the Foreign Trade Division's Regulations, Outreach and Education Branch, where she was the supervisor of the seminar marketing projects team and provided her expertise on foreign trade regulations and promoted electronic filing of export information on the Automated Export System.
In 2008, Mayo received a Bronze Medal Award, the highest honorary award from the U.S. Census Bureau, for her work on improving Survey of Construction software, processing system, field manuals and training materials.
Mayo has a bachelor's degree in mathematical sciences from Florida A&M University and a master's certificate in project management from George Washington University.