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Nancy Potok

Dr. Nancy Potok is the CEO of NAPx Consulting, a Visiting Scholar at New York University and a Visiting Fellow at RTI International. She previously served as the Chief Statistician of the United States in the Executive Office of the President, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Census Bureau, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the US Department of Commerce, COO of McManis & Monsalve Associates Рa data analytics company, and Senior Vice President of NORC at the University of Chicago. She served as a Commissioner on the US Evidence Based Policy Making Commission, and currently chairs and serves on several Boards of nonprofit organizations and academic institutions dedicated to evidence-based policymaking, mathematics, computer science, and technology. Most recently, she chaired the American Statistical Association Task Force on the quality of the 2020 Census. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a SAGE at the Partnership for Public Service, a former adjunct professor and current Senior Fellow at The George Washington University, and a non-resident Fellow at the Urban Institute. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Arthur S. Flemming Award, Secretary of Commerce’s Gold Medal, AFERM Enterprise Risk Manager of the Year Award, and The George Washington University Distinguished Alumni Award. She earned her Ph.D. at the Trachtenburg School of Public Administration and Public Policy at The George Washington University. Dr. Potok was a 1980 PMI at the Department of Transportation.

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