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Shelly Wilkie Martinez

Executive Director
U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Shelly Wilkie Martinez is Executive Director of the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, where she oversees the Commissionís operations, policy development, and coordination of final recommendations. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Martinez served as Senior Statistician in the Office of the Chief Statistician of the United States at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where she led efforts to promote the use of administrative data for evidence building. Ms. Martinez was an early member of OMBís evidence team and led major data quality improvement efforts in the areas of criminal justice, education, and program evaluation. Ms. Martinez also led the interagency effort to transform and expand the U.S. Census Bureauís Research Data Center program into a federal statistical systemwide shared service. Prior to joining OMB, Ms. Martinez worked at the U.S. Census Bureau where she was instrumental in building its Data Stewardship program and expanding its collaborations with other government agencies on the use of administrative data for evidence building.