The U.S. Census Monitoring Board, established by the Congress in 1997, is a bipartisan board charged with monitoring Census 2000 operations and reporting its findings to Congress. The Board is composed of eight Members: four appointed by the President, two appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and two appointed by the Majority Leader of the United States Senate.

The Presidential Members of the Board are:

The Hon. Gilbert F. Casellas, Co-Chair

Casellas is President and CEO of Q-Linx, a software company. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of The Swarthmore Group, an investment and financial advisory firm. Prior to joining The Swarthmore Group he specialized in employment law at the Washington, D.C. office of McConnell Valdes, LLP. From 1994 to January of 1998 Casellas served as Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and as General Counsel for the Department of the Air Force from 1993 to 1994. Casellas is the past president of the Hispanic National Bar Association. He serves on several boards including the University of Pennsylvania, The Prudential Insurance Company of America and the Hispanic Federation, Inc. He received his B.A. from Yale, and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

The Hon. Cruz M. Bustamante The Hon. Cruz M. Bustamante

Bustamante currently serves as Lieutenant Governor of the State of California. He is a recognized leader on census issues as evidenced by his appointment to the California Complete Count Committee. Prior to serving as Lieutenant Governor, he had served since December 1996 as Speaker of the California Assembly. He was elected to the Assembly in 1993, replacing Bruce Bronzan, for whom he worked as a district representative. Bustamante, the first Latino elected to statewide office in California in more than 120 years, attended Fresno City College and then Fresno State University.

The Hon. Everett M. Ehrlich

Ehrlich is currently President of the ESC Company, a business and economic consulting company he founded in 1997. Prior to founding ESC, Ehrlich served as Undersecretary for Economic Affairs at the United States Department of Commerce, where he was responsible for managing the Economics and Statistics Administration and its two principal agencies: the Bureau of the Census and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Ehrlich is the co-author of two books on economic policy and the author of numerous articles. He received his B.A. from The State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.

The Hon. Lorraine A. Green

Green currently serves as Vice President for Human Resources at Amtrak. From 1993 to 1997, Green served as Deputy Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, where she played an important role in the federal government's human resource management system, including one of the world's largest pension and insurance programs. Prior to her appointment at OPM, Green served as Director of the Office of Personnel for the District of Columbia. She is a member of the Local Government Personnel Association, the National Association of State Personnel Executives, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and other professional and civic groups. Green attended Howard University and has completed numerous advanced courses in financial management, human resource management, procurement, business and accounting.

Margarita Roque

Roque serves as Executive Director of the U.S. Census Monitoring Board, Presidential Members. Prior to joining the Board, she served as Associate Vice President at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. Previous positions include Executive Secretariat of the Inter American Commission of Women (OAS), Director of the Executive Secretariat at the Department of Transportation, and Executive Director of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

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