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President Obama Announces His Intent to Nominate Katherine Archuleta as Director of the Office of Personnel Management

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Katherine Archuleta as Director of the Office of Personnel Management.  If confirmed, she will be the first Latina to head the agency.

President Obama said, “Katherine brings to the Office of Personnel Management broad experience and a deep commitment to recruiting and retaining a world-class workforce for the American people.  I am grateful Katherine has agreed to serve, and I look forward to working with her in the coming years.”

President Obama announced his intent to nominate Katherine Archuleta as Director of the Office of Personnel Management:

Katherine Archuleta, Nominee for Director, Office of Personnel Management

Katherine Archuleta most recently served as National Political Director for Obama for America, a position she held from 2011 to 2012.  Prior to this, Ms. Archuleta served as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2009 to 2011.  From October 2005 to May 2009, she served as a Senior Advisor on Policy and Initiatives for the City and County of Denver, Colorado.  Previously, she served as the Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation from 2002 to 2005.  Ms. Archuleta was the Director of Professional Services for Davis, Graham and Stubbs, LLP from 2000 to 2002 and Co-Founder and Principal of the Center for Regional and Neighborhood Action from 1997 to 2000.  She served as Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy in 1997.  From 1993 to 1997, Ms. Archuleta served at the U.S. Department of Transportation, first as Deputy Chief of Staff and then as Chief of Staff.  She served as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver from 1992 to 1993.  Prior to that, she worked in a number of roles in the Office of the Mayor of Denver from 1983 to 1991, including Deputy Chief of Staff.  Ms. Archuleta received a B.A. from Metropolitan State College and a M.Ed. from the University of Northern Colorado.