Hubert Hamer, Jr.
Director, Statistics Division
Hubert Hamer serves as Director of the Statistics Division of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In that capacity, he leads the agency’s efforts to produce and release more than 450 national statistical reports each year. Additionally, he serves as Executive Director of the NASS Agricultural Statistics Board (ASB) and Executive Director of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics.
Before assuming his current position in February 2014, Hamer was Chair of the Agricultural Statistics Board. As ASB Chair, he led the preparation and dissemination of market-sensitive ASB reports compiled and issued under special security conditions known as Lockup. Additionally, he was responsible for promotion and outreach of the NASS mission to all stakeholders. From May 2000 until April 2010, Hamer was NASS Associate Deputy Administrator for Field Operations, overseeing the agency’s 24 eastern 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. Hamer completed the program for Senior Managers in Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2004 and completed the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Potential Program in 1994. As part of the OPM program, he 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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