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Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs

The Under Secretary for Economic Affairs serves as the principal adviser to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on economic issues, and oversees the activities of the US Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The Under Secretary also serves as the Department's representative to the Council on Economic Advisers, interagency panels on economic issues, and other government agencies concerned with economic matters. The Under Secretary is responsible for the analysis and development of policies on economic and statistical issues, and on issues affecting broad sectors of the domestic economy in response to the needs and interests of the Secretary or Deputy Secretary. The Under Secretary's principal responsibilities include: economic forecasting; consultation with the private sector on economic and broad economic sectoral developments; and policy analysis and development in the areas of economic policy.

Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Affairs

The Deputy Under Secretary provides general oversight and coordination of all matters in ESA relating to management and operations of ESA, the Census Bureau, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis programs, as well as legislation, congressional affairs and liaison, public affairs, and intergovernmental affairs. The Deputy Under Secretary facilitates top-level decision making and improved internal communications and coordinates actions required of ESA as a result of executive policy decisions and actions.

The Deputy Under Secretary serves on the Department of Commerce Management Council and is a primary adviser to the Secretary’s management team on a variety of issues related to achieving the strategic and performance goals of the Department and ESA bureaus. The Deputy Under Secretary provides key input to the Under Secretary and the Secretary and Deputy Secretary and their management teams on high-priority activities and initiatives and coordinates these priority areas throughout ESA, the Census Bureau, and the Bureau of Economic Affairs.

The Deputy Under Secretary also represents ESA on a variety of issues with other government agencies, such as OMB, as well as outside stakeholders.

  • Staff
  • Vacant
    Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Affairs
  • Linda K. Bonney
    Administrative Liaison
  • Richard M. Lattimer
    Policy Analyst
  • Kenneth R. White
    Policy Analyst

Office of the Chief Economist

The Chief Economist is the Under Secretary's principal adviser on economic matters. The Chief Economist also serves as a special adviser to the Secretary of Commerce and as a member of the Secretary's principal management team. The Office of the Chief Economist conducts analyses of policy proposals with macroeconomics implications; monitors and interprets current economic developments and domestic fiscal and monetary policy; analyzes economic conditions and policy initiatives of major trading partners; makes projections of the economic outlook; analyzes major economic policy developments for use by senior White House officials and the Secretary's and Under Secretary's participation in interagency deliberations; and takes part in discussions of policies affecting statistical agencies.

  • Staff
  • Vacant
    Chief Economist
  • Robert Rubinovitz
    Deputy Chief Economist
  • Alis Asadurian
    Economist
  • David N. Beede
    Economist
  • Sandra D. Cooke-Hull
    Economist
  • Michael Cortez
    Economist
  • Adji Fatou Diagne
    Pathways Intern
  • William Hawk
    Economist
  • David K. Henry
    Commodity Industry Specialist/ Team Lead
  • Cassandra A. Ingram
    Economist
  • David Langdon
    Economist (Team Lead)
  • Sabrina Montes
    Economist (Team Lead)
  • Jessica Nicholson
    Economist
  • Regina Powers
    Economist
  • Jacqueline L. Savukinas
    Economist
  • Rudy Telles
    Economist
  • Fenwick W. Yu
    Economist

Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff provides general oversight and coordination of all matters in ESA relating to legislation, congressional affairs and liaison, public affairs, and intergovernmental affairs.

  • Staff
  • Vacant
    Chief of Staff
  • Raul E. Cisneros
    Director of External Affairs
  • Jacque Mason
    Communications & Advisory Committee Liaison
  • Drew Nagle
    Public Affairs Specialist

Office of Finance & Administration

The Office of Finance & Administration (OFA) provides administrative support for the Under Secretary of Economic Affairs and ESA Headquarters program offices. It is responsible for the planning, budget and financial services of ESA Headquarters, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). This includes strategic planning; budget formulation and presentation; preparation of short-term budget projections and operating plans; overseeing financial activities; initiating and processing interagency, cooperative, and joint project agreements; and advising managers on decisions that include budget or financial aspects.

OFA also provides personal security, personal property management, procurement, training, and administrative management services in the areas of travel, training, space, records management, and the transportation subsidy program.

  • Staff
  • Jeremy Pelter
    Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administration
  • Terrence J. Arth
    Information Technology Specialist
  • Nelly Berrios
    Administrative Specialist
  • Maria L. Contreras
    Program Analyst
  • Wesley C. Dias
    Program Analyst
  • Timothy B. Jack
    Budget Analyst
  • Yahya Kaloko
    Budget Analyst
  • Pamela A. Moulder
    Senior Program Analyst
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