White House Author
Former Special Advisor to the President for Recovery Implementation
Edward DeSeve supported the Vice President in his leadership on Recovery Act implementation, and coordinated efforts at OMB on this project. He focused on interagency coordination and White House efforts to make sure that the Recovery Act was implemented quickly and effectively. His management efforts inside the Executive Office of the President complemented the oversight work led by the independent Accountability and Transparency Board, chaired by Earl Devaney. Mr. DeSeve is the former Deputy Director for Management of OMB. During his tenure in this position, he played a major role in coordinating the highly-successful federal approach to dealing with the "Y2K" computer problem. He was the Chairman of Strategies and Solution LLP, which provides sustainability and consulting services to governments and non-profits. He spent the previous eight years as a professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, as a Senior Fellow at James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, and currently serves as a Senior Lecturer at the Fels Institute for Government of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. DeSeve has served in all three levels of government. In addition to his role as Deputy Director for Management at OMB, he worked as the Controller for OMB and as the Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. DeSeve was also Special Assistant to the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Director of Finance for the City of Philadelphia.