Lisa Blumerman was named Associate Director for Decennial Census Programs on March 22, 2015. She had been the acting associate director since September 2014. She is also the acting Associate Director for 2020 Census.
She provides executive leadership and direction for the 2020 Census, the American Community Survey and for the Census Bureau’s Geographic Programs.
Blumerman had been the Assistant Associate Director for Decennial Census, a position she held since January 2014.
Blumerman has worked at the Census Bureau since 1997. She had been chief of the Governments Division, where she was 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 was responsible for directing and managing the Census of Governments and 25 annual and quarterly surveys that measure government activity.
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.