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Kathleen McGettigan

As Chief Management Officer (CMO), Kathleen McGettigan provides overall organizational insight to improve agency performance and achieve OPM’s mission and goals through strategic and performance planning, measurement, analysis, and progress assessment. The CMO is responsible for managing OPM’s human and financial capital, as well as other resources to efficiently, economically, and effectively attain intended program results.

Prior to assuming the CMO position, Ms. McGettigan served as Principal Deputy Associate Director for Human Resources (HR) Solutions. HR Solutions provides reimbursable human resources products and services to meet the needs of the Federal government. It offers services in a wide variety of areas including staff acquisition, recruitment, HR strategy, leadership training, and workforce planning.

Ms. McGettigan served as Deputy Associate Director for the Center for Retirement and Insurance Services from 2003 - 2010. In that capacity, she was responsible for provision of retirement and insurance benefits to over 8.5 million customers, including Federal employees, retirees and their dependents.

She has held several other positions at OPM, including Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Associate Director for Federal Investigative Services.

Before entering the Federal sector in 1991, Ms. McGettigan was a Senior Accountant at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells and a Senior Examiner at the American Stock Exchange. Her private sector experience also includes serving as Vice President and Divisional Controller at Morgan Stanley & Co., Incorporated, an international investment banking firm.

Ms. McGettigan, a Certified Public Accountant in New York State, earned both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration in Taxation from St. John’s University in New York City. She has been awarded the OPM Director’s Award for Distinguished Leadership and the Office of Personnel Management Medal for Meritorious Service, the highest honor bestowed by OPM. She and her husband, Gregory Dean, have two children.


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