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Biographies of Senior Officials—U.S. Department of Education

John B. King, Jr. Secretary of Education  
Emma Vadehra Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary  
Laura Ginns Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary  
Joy Silvern Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Programs, Office of the Secretary  
Matthew Lehrich Communications Director, Delegated the Duties of the Assistant Secretary, Office of Communications and Outreach Home page
Catherine Lhamon Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights Home page
Lloyd Horwich Assistant Secretary, Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs Home page
Amy McIntosh Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Delegated the Duties of the Assistant Secretary, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development Home page
Ann Whalen Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Delegated the Duties of the Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Home page
Nadya Chinoy Dabby Assistant Deputy Secretary, Office of Innovation and Improvement Home page
Sue Swenson Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Home page
Libia Gil Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director, Office of English Language Acquisition Home page
Maureen McLaughlin Director, International Affairs Office Home page
Ruth Neild Deputy Director, Policy and Research, Delegated the Duties of the Director, Institute of Education Sciences Home page
Kathleen S. Tighe Inspector General, Office of Inspector General Home page
James Cole, Jr. General Counsel, Delegated the Duties of the Deputy Secretary Home page
Keia Cole Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Secretary  
Alise Marshall Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Secretary  
Jason K. Gray Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer Home page
James Cole, Jr. General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel Home page
Tim Soltis Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Delegated the Duties of the Chief Financial Officer Home page
Joseph South Director, Educational Technology Home page
Andrew Jackson Assistant Secretary, Office of Management Home page
Mark Washington Performance Improvement Officer  
Phil Maestri Director, Risk Management Service Home page
Janet Scott Director, Office for Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization  
Ted Mitchell Under Secretary Home page
Yuanxia Ding Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary  
James W. Runcie Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid Home page
Johan Uvin Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Delegated the Duties of Assistant Secretary, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education Home page
Lynn Mahaffie Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Innovation, Delegated the Duties of Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education Home page
David Johns Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Home page
Doua Thor Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Home page
Alejandra Ceja Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Home page
Kim Hunter Reed Acting Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Home page
William Mendoza Executive Director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education Home page
Brenda Girton-Mitchell Director, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Home page

Biographies of Former Senior Officials



   
Last Modified: 09/21/2016