Lisa M. Blumerman
Chief, Governments Division
U.S. Census Bureau
Lisa Blumerman is chief of the U.S. Census Bureau's Governments Division. She is responsible for overseeing data collection and the development and release of statistics on the characteristics and key indicators of our nation's federal, state and local governments. She is responsible for directing and managing the Census of Governments and 25 annual and quarterly surveys that measure government activity.
Blumerman has worked at the Census Bureau since 1997. She has served as chief of the Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office; deputy chief of the American Community Survey Office; the administrative records coordinator in the Policy Office; and chief of the Population Estimates Branch. Before coming to the Census Bureau, she served as a senior research analyst for the American Public Welfare Association.
Blumerman is a recipient of the Arthur S. Flemming Award for exceptional achievement in federal government service. The U.S. Department of Commerce has honored her contributions by awarding her both a silver and bronze medal for distinguished service in the federal government. She holds a master's degree in demography from Georgetown University and a bachelor's in sociology with a concentration in population studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.