BJS is pleased to announce Heather Brotsos as its new deputy director of Statistical Operations. Heather has nearly 20 years of experience managing and executing large-scale data collections and other analytical projects for the federal government and Fortune 100 companies. Her management experience includes complex, technical projects and statistical analyses to inform programmatic and policy decisions. She previously served as the chief of BJS’s Victimization Statistics Unit, where she oversaw the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the Victim Services Statistical Research Program. In this role, she was responsible for the ongoing, multiyear initiative to redesign the NCVS instrument. Before coming to BJS, she served as a trusted advisor to clients at the U.S. Department of Labor, Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia, U.S. Social Security Administration, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She earned her master’s degree in public health at Johns Hopkins University and her bachelor of science degree in systems engineering at George Washington University.