Mallory Bateman has been named director of demographic research at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, which conducts economic, demographic and public policy research. She succeeds Pamela Perlich, who is retiring but will continue to serve as a senior advisor to the Gardner Institute. Bateman is the institute’s senior research associate and Bureau of the Census State Data Center coordinator at the Gardner Institute. Her expertise includes urban planning and demographics, including recent research on generations in Utah, households, commuting patterns and fertility. Bateman helped lead 2020 Census efforts for Utah, and serves on the national State Data Center Steering Committee and the American Community Survey Data Users Group Steering Committee. She will continue in these roles in her new position. Perlich worked as a senior research economist with the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR), which was merged into the Gardner Institute in 2015. Prior to joining BEBR, she worked in the Utah Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, concentrating on long-run economic and demographic projections.