U.S. Census Bureau
Nancy Potok is currently the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Census Bureau. She previously served as the Census Bureau’s Associate Director for Demographic Programs. From 1995-2002, she served as the bureau’s Principal Associate Director and Chief Financial Officer and was in charge of Field Operations, IT, and Administration during the 2000 Census.
Potok has more than 30 years of public, private, and nonprofit senior management experience, serving at the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and the U.S. Department of Commerce as Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Affairs. She has also served as Senior Vice President and Director of the Economic, Labor and Population Studies Department at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, a social science survey research organization, and as Chief Operating Officer of McManis & Monsalve Associates, a management consulting firm. She was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow and is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). She is the recipient of the Arthur S. Flemming Award and the Secretary of Commerce's Silver Medal. Dr. Potok earned her B.A. from Sonoma State University, M.A.S. from the University of Alabama, and Ph.D. from The George Washington University.