15 May 2024

Press Release

Coleridge Initiative Welcomed Didem Tuzemen as New Vice President of Product and Development

NEW YORK – The Coleridge Initiative, Inc. announced on Wednesday, May 15th that Dr. Didem Tuzemen joined the organization as a new Vice President of Product and Development. Dr. Tuzemen will lead the development of data products for labor and benefits.

“As our new VP of Product and Development, Didem will play a pivotal role in helping us to deepen and expand our portfolio,” said Dr. Ahu Yildirmaz, CEO of the Coleridge Initiative. “Didem has a wealth of knowledge and expertise which will greatly contribute to our organization’s advancements.”

“Joining the Coleridge Initiative is an exciting opportunity to work with a mission-driven organization dedicated to expanding access to data within government agencies while developing cutting-edge data products to inform policymakers,” said Dr. Didem Tuzemen, Vice President of Product and Development.

Dr. Tuzemen previously served as a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She also served as Executive Director of the Kansas City Federal Statistical Research Data Center. 

Dr. Tuzemen holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland College Park.

About The Coleridge Initiative, Inc. 

The Coleridge Initiative is a nonprofit organization working with governments to ensure that data are more effectively used for public decision-making. Coleridge works with government agencies to create value by providing public agencies with the opportunity to enhance their workforce data literacy in order to develop better policies for the public good. They facilitate the development of collaborations within and across states allowing for new technologies to be developed through the secure access to and sharing of confidential microdata. They do this by providing a platform to securely link confidential data within and across states and agencies, and by providing training classes to agency staff. Their platform is the Administrative Data Research Facility (ADRF) which is a secure, FedRAMP-certified, cloud-based environment that enables government agencies to link their longitudinal data with other states and agencies. For more information about Coleridge, the ADRF, and their training program, visit: www.coleridgeinitiative.org