Teryn Zmuda

Director of Research & Data Analytics

Teryn Zmuda is the Director of Research and Data Analytics for the NACo Counties Futures Lab. She leads the effort to promote NACo as a thought leader on top county issues and grounds the Lab’s policy research in high-quality data, while developing applicable research studies and reports. Teryn oversees quantitative and qualitative research within the Lab, produces economic analysis of counties and leads collaboration in NACo’s data-driven initiatives.

Teryn comes to NACo with more than a decade of association experience — previously working at Consumer Technology Association and American Staffing Association — and expertise from the perspective of a research firm, Avrio Institute. Teryn holds a M.A. in Applied Economics from George Washington University and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland.

Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees.  Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to:

  • Advocate county priorities in federal policymaking
  • Promote exemplary county policies and practices
  • Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks
  • Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.


Strengthen America’s counties.


Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.