As Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administration, Mr. Pelter has responsibility for the planning, budgeting, performance, and financial management activities for the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and for oversight of the Census Bureau budget and financial management activities.
Prior to joining ESA, Mr. Pelter served for 8 years with the U.S. Small Business Administration in several financial and operational capacities. Mr. Pelter was an inaugural Fellow of the White House Leadership Development Program, supporting trade policy, with the National Economic Council. Preceding federal service, he served in various positions within the nonprofit sector in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Mr. Pelter earned his Bachelor's degree from Indiana University, Bloomington and is pursuing a Master's from the University of Maryland, University College. He holds certificates in Public Leadership and Program Management from the Brookings Institution and American University, respectively.