(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Puchek to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. Puchek is Chief Data Officer at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). She joined USCIS in 2018 to help design the Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO).
Puchek led the development of the first-ever USCIS Data Strategy which formed the foundation for the new organizational design for the OCDO. It is responsible for managing data assets and fostering a data-driven culture at USCIS. Since then, Puchek has led her office to strengthen data governance by approving and implementing data standards for improved interoperability, centralizing the management of data sharing for USCIS, and establishing a data quality program to monitor data and resolve reported data issues.
Through Puchek’s leadership, she has also promoted data-informed decision-making among all staff with the creation of numerous enterprise-level data dashboards that transformed data consumption, the creation of a centralized website of data resources available to the whole agency, and the creation of Analyst Basic Training to provide a consistent skillset baseline for USCIS data analysts. She also leads several initiatives across USCIS to streamline case processing for employment authorization and several other benefit types.
Prior to joining USCIS, Puchek spent 8 years in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) where she held several roles, including Advisor to the Commissioner, Chief of Staff for Enterprise Services, and Director of Systems Engineering. Before CBP, she worked in the private sector as a consulting engineer. She led teams to design the structures for commercial buildings and investigate building failures. Puchek is also a registered Structural Engineer in the state of Maryland.
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The CDO Magazine community welcomes Elizabeth Puchek to our growing Global Editorial Board membership.