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Kathleen McGettigan

Kathleen McGettigan serves as the Chief Management Officer (CMO) at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), providing overall organizational insight, analysis and strategic planning to effectively meet programmatic and financial goals of the agency.

Most recently, Ms. McGettigan served as the Acting Director of OPM from January 19, 2017 - March 9, 2018. She has an extensive understanding of both the private and public sector, having spent over 25 years dedicated to the Federal service at OPM and 20 years in private sector financial management.

Prior to assuming the CMO position, Ms. McGettigan was the Principal Deputy Associate Director for Human Resources Solutions (HRS), which provides reimbursable human resources products and services to meet the needs of the Federal Government.

She served as the Deputy Associate Director for the Center for Retirement and Insurance Services from 2003 – 2010, where she was responsible for the provision of retirement and insurance benefits to over 8.5 million customers. During her tenure, she also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Associate Director for Federal Investigative Services, now the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB).

Before entering the Federal sector, Ms. McGettigan was a Senior Accountant at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells and a Vice President and Divisional Controller at Morgan Stanley.

Ms. McGettigan 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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