Hubert Hamer, Jr.
Chair, Agricultural Statistics Board
Hubert Hamer is Chair of the Agricultural Statistics Board (ASB) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). As ASB Chair, he leads the agency’s efforts to produce and release more than 500 national statistical reports each year. Additionally, he is responsible for promotion and outreach of the NASS mission to all stakeholders.
Before assuming his current position in April 2010, Hamer was NASS Associate Deputy Administrator for Field Operations, overseeing the agency’s 24 Northeastern and Southeastern field offices as well as the Training and Career Development Office.
Since joining NASS, Hamer has served in a number of capacities both in Washington, D.C. and in the Louisiana, Illinois, and Missouri field offices. While directing the Missouri office, he completed USDA’s Senior Executive Candidate Development Program and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2000.
In addition, he completed the program for Senior Managers in Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Hamer also completed the Office of Personnel Management’s Executive Potential Program in 1994 and, as part of that program, served as a fellow with the Senate Budget Committee and worked on the staff of the Secretary of Agriculture.
Hamer was born on a small livestock and row crop farm in Benton County, Mississippi and later continued his development in Grand Junction, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Tennessee State University.
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