Keith Bailey Elected Board Chair for the Council for Community and Economic Research



Arlington VA – Keith Bailey is elected as the chair of the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for a term beginning July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025.

Mr. Bailey is the Assistant Center Chief for Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) Research, Center for Economic Studies with the U.S. Census Bureau. Previously, he worked as Director of the Center for Workforce Information & Analysis (CWIA) within the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. He began his professional career with CWIA in the early 1990’s where his work focused on Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employer surveys. He led a team that defined the commonwealth’s industry clusters as well as cluster data tools still in use by local workforce development boards. Keith also served as the inaugural Pennsylvania New Hire Program coordinator following the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.

Other C2ER Officers include:


  • Carol Rogers, Director, Indiana Business Research Center, Indianapolis, IN

Vice Chair

  • Maurice Harris, Research Manager, Research & Investment Analytics, Transwestern, Minneapolis, MN


  • Robyn Domber, Vice President, Research, Development Counsellors International, New York, NY

Immediate Past Chair

  • Angela Ladetto, Vice President, Business Intelligence & Research Detroit Regional Partnership, Detroit, MI

Newly Elected C2ER board members include:

  • Murat Arik, BERC Director Associate Professor of Management at MTSU Murfreesboro, TN
  • Colby Lancelin, CERP, Researcher, Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta, GA
  • Nicol Nicola, Director, Division of Economic & Demographic Research, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Trenton, NJ
  • Bob Pope, Labor Market Information Section Chief, Bureau of Workforce and Information Technical Support, Madison, WI

ABOUT C2ER: Founded in 1961, the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) supports community prosperity by promoting excellence and leadership in community, economic, and workforce research. We accomplish this through professional development and networking; unique quality products; and the availability, analysis and use of data.

Media Contact: 

Erol Yildirim, COO