Mr. Tom Fitzwater
United States Census Bureau
Mr. Tom Fitzwater is a program manager in the Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. He is responsible for projects seeking to improve the accuracy of the United States 2020 Census and thereby achieve the goal of counting everyone in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right place. The once-a-decade census is one of the most important operations conducted by the U.S. federal government since it provides the basis for reapportioning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually (learn more at 2020census.gov). Tom has more than a decade of experience working with census and survey operations in the U.S. and globally, including international assistance to the governments of Jordan, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, and Zambia. He has specialized experience with geospatial data management, mapping boundaries and international borders, place names, and geographic standards. He holds a master's degree in geography from the University of Maryland and a graduate certificate in project management from the George Washington University.