WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to serve in key roles:
- Doreen Patricia Greenwald, Member, Federal Salary Council
- Juan A. Sabater, Member, Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico
- Timothy D. Murray, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
- Gregory C. Simon, Member, President’s Commission on White House Fellowships
- Daniel Mathews, Member, Public Buildings Reform Board
Federal Salary Council
The Federal Salary Council is an advisory board that provides recommendations on the federal employee locality pay program to the President’s Pay Agent. These recommendations include the establishment or modification of pay localities, the coverage of salary surveys used to set locality pay, the process for making pay comparisons, and the level of comparability payments that should be made. The council consists of a total of nine seats: three seats are meant to be filled by experts in pay policy and six seats are reserved for representatives of federal government employee organizations.
Doreen Patricia Greenwald, Member, Federal Salary Council
Doreen Patricia Greenwald was elected National President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) in August 2023. As the NTEU’s top elected official, she is the spokesperson for the union representing NTEU on issues important to union members and federal employees. Greenwald was a frontline federal employee for 35 years. She previously served as the Special Assistant to the National NTEU President and was elected National Executive Vice President in 2022. Greenwald spent her federal career at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), where she worked as a revenue officer and served for 14 years as President of NTEU Chapter 1, IRS Wisconsin.
Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico
The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico was created under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act of 2016. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the President and one ex officio member designated by the Governor of Puerto Rico. The Board is tasked with working with the people and government of Puerto Rico to create the necessary foundation for economic growth and to restore opportunity to the people of Puerto Rico.
Juan A. Sabater, Member, Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico
Juan A. Sabater is a Partner and Co-President of Valor Equity Partners, a growth focused private equity firm with approximately $16 billion in assets under management and recognized for the operational support it provides to the companies in which it invests. He is a member of all Valor Investment Committees. Sabater currently serves on the boards of directors of Harmony Biosciences, Addepar, and Premise Data, and as a board observer for Dataminr and BlueVoyant, all companies in which Valor is an investor. Prior to Valor, Sabater was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in the firm’s Investment Banking Division. Following Goldman Sachs, Sabater partnered with a law school friend to grow and scale Augeo Affinity Marketing. Together with his business partner, Sabater grew Augeo into a leading private company in the engagement and loyalty industry. Augeo today works with many Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and internationally, managing programs reaching millions of employees and consumers globally. In 2014, Augeo partnered with the Obama-Biden Administration to create GamePlan4me.com, aimed at encouraging young people to obtain healthcare, with athletes articulating why healthcare is important. Sabater currently is Co-Chair of the Board of Augeo.
Sabater serves on the boards of academic, arts, charitable, and professional organizations, including The Frick Collection, Girls Who Code, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (where he serves as Chair), and the National Association of Investment Companies. He also served as Co-Chair of the Board of The Hewitt School, an independent girls’ school in New York City, and on the board of the New America Alliance. He was one of the founding board members of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, an initiative addressing the opportunity gaps faced by young men of color and now part of the Obama Foundation. Sabater was appointed by President Biden to the Board of Visitors to the U.S. Military Academy. In Puerto Rico, Sabater serves on the board of Endeavor Puerto Rico, which aims to transform the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Puerto Rico by integrating founders into a global community, and served on the boards of Invest Puerto Rico and Foundation for Puerto Rico. Sabater was also a founding member of Private Equity for Puerto Rico, which raised funds in 2017 for hurricane relief following Hurricane Maria. Sabater holds an A.B. in History from Princeton University, studied history at the University of Oxford, Mansfield College, and holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School. He is formerly an officer in the United States Army Reserve. Sabater, who was born in Puerto Rico and lived his childhood on the island, resides with his wife and three daughters in New York City.
National Museum and Library Services Board
The National Museum and Library Services Board advises the Institute of Museum and Library Services on general policies with respect to the duties, powers, and authority of the agency relating to museum, library, and information services, as well as the annual selection of National Medals recipients.
Timothy D. Murray, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
Timothy D. Murray served as a Special Collections Librarian for over forty years. He has worked in the Special Collections departments of the University of Buffalo, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Delaware. He served as Head of Special Collections at Delaware from 1987 to 2022. A specialist in 20th century literary collections, Murray has curated exhibitions, written, taught, and lectured on figures such as Samuel Beckett, Paul Bowles, Kay Boyle, Ernest Hemingway, Abraham Lincoln, Hugh MacDiarmid, Ishmael Reed, and Tennessee Williams. From 2008 to 2009 he served as the University of Delaware’s representative on the Delaware Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.
Murray has been active and held leadership positions in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the American Library Association and the Society of American Archivists. In 2011, he was inducted as a fellow of the Society of American Archivists. In his award statement he was celebrated for his work as a mentor to students and young librarians, his expertise as an archivist and Special Collections librarian, and for his ability and willingness to bridge the gap between archives and librarianship.
President’s Commission on White House Fellowships
The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships is composed of outstanding citizens who reflect the diversity and strength of America while representing a broad range of backgrounds, experiences, and professions. Commissioners are responsible for recommending a group of candidates to the President for selection as White House Fellows, a prestigious program for leadership and public service that provides young Americans experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.
Gregory C. Simon, Member, President’s Commission on White House Fellowships
Gregory Simon began his government service as General Counsel and then Staff Director of the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on investigations and Oversight. He served as the Legislative Director for then-Senator Al Gore (D-TN) and was commissioned by President Clinton to be Vice President Gore’s Chief Domestic Policy Advisor. He next served in the White House as the Executive Director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, under then-Vice President Biden. After leaving office in 2017, Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden asked Simon to launch and serve as the President of the Biden Cancer Initiative, an independent nonprofit organization.
Outside of his government service, Simon started Simon Strategies, LLC, an international consulting firm in science and technology policy. He launched two non-profits, FasterCures and the Melanoma Research Alliance. FasterCures is an organization devoted to speeding the pace of medical research in all diseases, and the Melanoma Research Alliance is the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research worldwide, which co-funded the work of Dr. James Allison who won the Nobel Prize in 2018.
Simon was born in Blytheville, Arkansas and received his B.A. from the University of Arkansas and his law degree from the University of Washington. He is married to Margo L. Reid and has two children, Kallile S. Simon and Michael Reid Simon, and two grandchildren, Charlie Walsh Simon and Jack Burns Simon.
Public Buildings Reform Board
The Public Buildings Reform Board was established under the Federal Assets Sale & Transfer Act of 2016 as an independent agency to identify opportunities for the Federal government to significantly reduce its inventory of civilian real property and thereby reduce costs.
Daniel Mathews, Member, Public Buildings Reform Board
Daniel Mathews is currently President of Mathews Associates LLC, where he advises companies on a variety of real estate issues. Mathews also serves on the Industry Advisory Group of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, where he and other noted industry professionals advise the State Department on how to provide the most effective facilities for United States diplomacy abroad. In addition, Mathews is a board member of both the Federal Real Property Association and the National Federal Development Association.
Mathews has extensive experience with federal real estate issues and served as Commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service, where he led the 375 million square foot civilian real estate portfolio of the federal government, over 5,000 employees, and a $12 billion budget. Prior to that, he was the Staff Director of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. He worked on several major legislative initiatives involving public buildings, emergency management, and transportation, including most recently the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016, which established the Public Buildings Reform Board. Mathews graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in government and philosophy. He is married with two daughters and resides in Alexandria, Virginia.