Valerie Strang has been with the Census Bureau as a statistician and program manager for most of her professional career. For the last 13 years, she has been in charge of the Survey of Business Owners. As a project manager, her responsibilities have included coordinating all phases of the program including data collection, analysis, tabulation, and publication. Valerie has a B.S. in Statistics from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.