Thursday, June 28, 2012

Census Representative for Tennessee 

Erran F. Persley is a data dissemination specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Census Bureau whose office is located in Murfreesboro. He is responsible for assisting businesses, community-based organizations, and state and local governments in utilizing census data and data tools to make business and policy decisions, apply for federal grants, and promote community and economic development in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee.

Persley’s prior services include being senior vice president for Africa at Chemonics International Inc., one of the most technically diverse companies in the trade development industry. Persley began his career as an intern at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s office of international major projects during the George Bush Sr. administration in 1990. In 1994, Persley served under Secretary Ronald H. Brown as the international trade specialist in charge of the Japanese Official Development Assistance program at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he assisted American companies in their efforts to bid for the $11 billion in projects financed by the Japanese government in developing countries.

Persley is an active member of the community. His public service work with youth employment and development programs and other numerous community service activities display his commitment to the reduction of poverty both in the United States and abroad.

Persley holds dual Master in Business Administration degrees from Georgetown University and the ESADE School of Business in Madrid, Spain. His undergraduate course work was in Political Science at Howard University.

Contact information:
Erran F. Persley
Data Dissemination Specialist
Tennessee and Kentucky
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Census Bureau

Mobile: (615) 499-0976