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Wayne E. Nelson 1626 Thetford Road Towson, MD 21286 ~ Phone 410.652.

2726 ~ Email
wnf5b128@westpost.net

Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S
* Background in insurance regulation, socioeconomic studies, and data collection
* Survey research projects for general and specific populations throughout the U
nited States
* Skilled in federal and private sector contracts, coordinating multi-site resea
rch collection activities, conducting training conferences in insurance market c
onduct techniques

W O R K H I S T O R Y
Maryland Insurance Administration, Market Data Analyst
2008-2010
Baltimore, MD
* Perform data analysis for the Health, Life and Property/Casualty units pertain
ing to compliance and regulation for the state of Maryland.
* Participate in extensive examinations of insurance companies based on investig
ative research.
* Write finals reports on market conduct as a result of detailed examinations an
d state specific laws and regulations.
* Liaison between the state of Maryland and insurance companies in facilitating
claims and investigations.

SY Coleman, Program Evaluation Analyst


2006-2008
Bel Air, MD
* Managed the collection, coordination and reporting of program performance meas
ures.
* Monitored and tracked progress toward completion of programmatic and site spec
ific evaluation tasks.
* Developed and maintained an ongoing data tracking system involving multiple da
tabases.
* Managed automated evaluation reports with five regional outreach offices.
* Organized a task force with colleagues to strategize program measures and appl
ications.

University of Maryland, Senior Research Analyst


2003-2006
Baltimore, MD
* Manage and supervise a team of research interviewers conducting health-based p
rojects at the Center for Health Policy / Health Services Research.
* Provide expertise and direction in survey development and sample implementatio
n.
* Program and test new survey instruments into research facility software in acc
ordance with project specifications.
* Generate daily, weekly, and final reports for multiple research projects tailo
red towards the survey's needs for the CATI facility.
* Oversee validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality control
requirements.
U.S. News and World Report, Data Collection Manager
1999-2002
Washington, DC
* Managed the collection of survey information from colleges and universities fo
r the America's Best Colleges and America's Best Graduate Schools publications,
including analyzing incoming data for consistency and accuracy, preparing the da
tabase for the ranking procedure, and orchestrated coding procedures with outsid
e contractors. Edited research data and university information for inclusion in
both publications.
* Developed a project strategy for the research team and incorporated strategy i
nto work protocol for multiple research collection projects.
* Hired and trained a team of 4 research assistants to provide support to data a
nd research collection activities by maintaining contact with college and univer
sity representatives.
* Regularly communicated with university officials regarding research analysis a
nd ranking procedures.
* Marketed final publication for newsstands and various media outlets.

U.S. Census Bureau, Supervisory Survey Specialist


1996-1999
Boston, MA
* Organized and managed the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), including p
lotting survey listings, delegating staff to cover research areas, questionnaire
development, analyzing and reporting results to Washington headquarters, prepar
ing budget status reports and writing monthly analysis reports.
* Supervised over 25 Field Representatives collecting research information throu
ghout northern New York and New England, including recruitment, training, and pe
rformance evaluations.
* Administered over 20 training conferences in CAPI and CATI techniques for curr
ent and prospective NHIS staff and was recruited to train field representatives
for other Census Bureau survey research projects.
* Traveled frequently throughout the surveyed area to observe field staff on the
job to ensure quality of information, to enforce appropriate research technique
s, and to evaluate performance.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Economist


1989-1996
Washington, DC
* Analyzed price stability and trends among various commodities over a given amo
unt of time for inclusion in the Producer Price Index.
* Organized participation with businesses and trade associations for data to dev
elop price analysis studies, market research, and sector-specific reports.
* Prepared for publication commodity-specific industry synopses and information
reports.
* Produced results with a team of fellow economists using various economic model
s in developing industry forecasts.

E D U C A T I O N
University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
B.A. Economics, 1989.
George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Certificate in Management and Supervision, 1996.