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Government Relations Office
Katherine (Kitty) Smith Evans, Director for Government Relations
Kitty Smith Evans was appointed Director of the Committee for Government Relations for the American Economic Association on March 1, 2017. Most recently, she was Executive Director of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics for 5 years. Prior to that, Kitty was Administrator of the Economic Research Service (ERS), one of the 13 officially designated Principal Statistical Agencies of the Federal government, where earlier she held other administrative and research positions. She also was a Senior Fellow with Resources for the Future. Kitty is a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Achievement in recognition of her leadership in government. She earned her B.S. and Doctoral degrees from the University of Maryland.