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Metzenbaum to lead government trust initiative

Shelley Metzenbaum

Shelley Metzenbaum will head the Volcker Alliance, a new think-tank aimed at rebuilding the public trust. (File photo)

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker appointed Shelley Metzenbaum, a former official at the Office of Management and Budget, to lead his newly formed nonpartisan think-tank that takes aim at restoring public trust in the government. Metzenbaum, who stepped down from OMB in April, won an FCW Federal 100 award in 2011 for her lead role on the Obama administration's performance management agenda.

Metzenbaum "brings a unique set of qualifications and experiences to this large and important task," said Volker, who served under presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. "Rebuilding public trust in our state, local and federal institutions begins with improving the administration of our policies."

Volcker appointed Metzenbaum president after announcing the formation of the Volcker Alliance.

Before serving as associate director of performance and personnel management at OMB, Metzenbaum worked at the Environmental Protection Agency, was undersecretary of environmental affairs and director of capital budgeting for Massachusetts, and served as director of a public-sector performance management program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Posted by Reid Davenport on May 30, 2013 at 12:10 PM


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