Former Senior Advisor, U.S. Census Bureau
Dr. Jeremy S. Wu was Project Director for LEHD in the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau. An online mapping and reporting application of this creative program was recognized as a major U.S. statistical innovation at the United Nations in February 2009.
Prior to his assignment at the Census Bureau, Jeremy served as Acting Chief Statistician at the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. He was Director of the Departmental Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Transportation from 2002 to 2003, serving as the principal advisor to Secretary Norman Mineta on civil rights and equal opportunity issues.
From 2000 to 2002, Jeremy served as National Ombudsman for the U.S. Department of Energy and advisor to Secretary Bill Richardson, responsible for building trust and leading change to advance a diverse, respectful, and productive workplace and to handle the workforce crisis in the national laboratories.
From 1997 to 2000, Jeremy served as Deputy Director, Office of Civil Rights, in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), where he was responsible for administration, information technology, and complaint processing. He became the first Asian Pacific American career senior executive in USDA in 1997, after serving 15 years as Chief Statistician for the Marketing and Regulatory Programs at USDA. Jeremy participated in extended research and negotiations with China on U.S. wheat exports from the Pacific Northwest, leading to China lifting its wheat embargo in 1999.
Jeremy earned his doctorate degree in Mathematical Statistics from the George Washington University. He served three terms as Chair of the Asian American Government Executives Network.
Dr. Wu was born in Hong Kong and speaks fluently in Cantonese and Mandarin. He is married to the former Deanie Pin and lives in McLean, Virginia.