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Laura Goulding

Deputy Director, Office of Communications

Laura Goulding is the Deputy Director of Communications at the Office of Personnel Management.

She serves as the senior career advisor to the OPM Director and senior agency leadership on all communications messaging, execution, and strategies. In addition, she oversees the administrative duties related to the Office of Communications team.

Goulding joined OPM as a public affairs specialist in 2016 after serving at the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While at HHS, she led policy communications and press relations for agency key initiatives and critical human services programs such as the Administration for Native Americans, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Office of Early Childhood Development, and Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Before joining the civil service, Goulding worked in the private sector in the IT, healthcare, and public relations industries. She also served as a journalist and public affairs specialist in the U.S. Navy.

Goulding earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and a master’s degree from Xavier University (OH). She lives in Washington, D.C., with her wife.

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