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Federal Management Leadership Under Five Presidencies

On April 30th the Academy hosted a forum with George Mason University and Oliver Wyman on “Federal Management Leadership Under Five Presidencies” as one in a series of government-wide management forums arranged by the Master's in Public Administration program at George Mason University.

Senior management leaders from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) spanning the Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama administrations participated in a panel discussion on how each administration promoted government-wide leadership for management and budget initiatives.

The main speakers were Jeanne Ross from MIT’s Sloan School Center for Information, and OMB's Deputy Director for Management, Beth Cobert. In addition, the event included two expert panels. The first panel included four former heads of OMB, each from a different administration: Frank Hodsoll, Clay Johnson, and Ed DeSeve, with David Walker serving as the moderator. The second panel, completely comprised of Academy Fellows, was Mort Downey, Lynn Scarlett, Tom Davis, and panel moderator Don Kettl.

Thank you to Academy Fellows Paul Posner, Jonathan Breul, and Ed DeSeve for their help in planning this event. Click here to read more about the event as summarized by Academy Fellow Alan Balutis.

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