Beth Jarosz is senior demographer at the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and has more than a decade of experience in demographic estimation, forecasting, and analysis. At SANDAG, she manages the annual population estimates and long-range forecast programs, and she has worked on a variety of topics ranging from transportation planning to public health. She also teaches sociology at Pensacola State College. She holds a B.S. in applied economics from the University of Rhode Island and an M.A. in demographic and social analysis from the University of California, Irvine.
Gad Levanon is director of macroeconomic research at The Conference Board, where he also leads the labor markets program. He created The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™, a widely used measure that fills the need for a leading index of employment. His research focuses on compensation growth, retirement trends, labor shortages, labor productivity, and future trends in employment and unemployment. Levanon received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, and he holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from Tel Aviv University in Israel.
Terri Ann Lowenthal, a former staff director of the House Subcommittee on Census and Population, advises nonprofits, foundations, and the business sector on issues related to the census and federal statistics generally. She is a co-director of The Census Project, a non-partisan coalition of census and ACS stakeholders; consultant to the Funders Census Initiative, a collaborative of foundations interested in an accurate and comprehensive census and ACS, and writes The Census Project Blog.
Steve H. Murdock is the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor of Sociology and director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University. He served as director of the U.S. Census Bureau from December 2007 until the change of administrations in January 2009. The first official state demographer of Texas, he previously held faculty appointments at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Texas A&M University.
Kathleen Miller joined the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) at the University of Missouri in January 2000 as program director. Miller is responsible for the coordination of the RUPRI program of work, which encompasses researchers and practitioners across the country analyzing the rural impacts of public policies and programs in health care, human services, entrepreneurship, and regional and community development. Her research interests include understanding how the definitions of rural geographies impact policy outcomes,