Nominees for SGE Board 2018

The Nominating Committee has selected one member for each open position. Please vote by March 20 on the Election Page, and you may also write in a candidate for any open position, provided you have confirmed that candidate is willing to serve and is an SGE member in good standing.


President: Susan Fleck
Susan Fleck

Susan Fleck has 30 years of government, nonprofit and international organization experience in economics. She holds a BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame, an MPhil in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, and a PhD in Economics from American University. During the past twenty years, Susan has worked at the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of State, and Department of Homeland Security on a wide range of economic, labor, trade, and immigration issues. She is a senior executive in the federal government and presently oversees the International Price Index Program, which measures inflation of US imports and exports.


Vice President: Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia

Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia is a Research Economist with the Productivity Research group at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. She received her Bachelor’s degree in economics from Smith College in 1992 and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington in 2001. Her current research interests include state productivity, hours of work measurement, time use, economics of technological change, study of work-life balance, and economics of education. She has published in leading international journals such as the Journal of Human Resources, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Population Economics, and Labour Economics.


Website Director: Kaitlin Hildner
Kaitlin Hildner

Kaitlin Hildner is a Senior Financial Analyst at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, where she is responsible for evaluating risks and creating guidance for the safety and soundness of the Federal Home Loan Banks. Prior to working at FHFA, she worked at the Urban Institute researching place-based outcomes related to education and housing. She received her B.A. in Economics from Haverford College and her M.S. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University.


At-large Board Member #1: Melvyn Sacks
Melvyn Sacks

Melvyn Sacks has been an Economist with the U.S. Treasury Department performing economic and financial research on government securities and capital markets for Treasury officials, and researching and aiding the FBI and U.S. attorneys in cases of government fraud. Also at the Treasury Department, Mr. Sacks led an interagency task force examining the 20 largest Federal formula grant programs, which entailed conducting interviews with program directors and other senior Federal officials. Prior to working at the Treasury Department, Mr. Sacks did economic analysis at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Department of Labor, and received an appointment with the Executive Office of the President under the administration of President Jimmy Carter performing economic analysis with the Council on Wage and Price Stability. Melvyn Sacks is first president of the Transportation Research Forum, and on the council of the National Association of Railroad Passengers. Mr. Sacks completed a B.A. at Emporia State University, an M.A. in economics from the University of Missouri, and post-graduate studies at the London School of Economics.


At-large Board Member #2: Leo Sveikauskas

Leo Sveikauskas is a Research Economist with the Productivity Research group at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He is a graduate of Harvard College and has a Ph.D. from Yale University. He has taught at Rutgers University and Michigan State University. Leo is interested in the economics of technology, R&D, productivity growth, international trade, and urban and regional economics. He has published articles on these topics in core economics journals such as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Economic Journal, and the International Economic Review. Leo believes that the Society of Government Economists plays an important role in connecting government economists with the broader profession. He has been a member of the SGE for many years.