2014 Fed 100

Federal 100: Lisa Wolfisch

Name: Lisa Wolfisch
Title: Chief of the Web and Social Media Branch, Census Bureau
Agency: Department of Commerce

Making the data matter. As leader of the Digital Transformation Program, Wolfisch has enhanced the Census Bureau's Web presence and the reputation of its statistical products through a variety of mobile apps, social media and developer APIs. Notably, she was a driving force behind the America's Economy app, which combines data from multiple agencies on employment, manufacturing, international trade, retail sales and residential construction. Thanks to Wolfisch's efforts, the bureau is becoming a constant source of information and giving the public new and better opportunities to interact with the bureau more than once every 10 years.

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