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Obama taps Beth Cobert as new OMB deputy director

Sep. 11, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments

President Obama said he intends to nominate McKinsey and Co. senior partner Beth Cobert to be deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget.

Cobert was one of 22 people Obama said in a statement he would nominate to posts throughout the government, ranging from the Defense Department to ambassadorships. Cobert has worked at consulting firm McKinsey and Co. for almost 30 years,

I am grateful that these talented and dedicated individuals have agreed to take on these important roles and devote their talents to serving the American people, Obama said.

OMB Director Sylvia Burwell said in a statement she was pleased with the announcement and that Cobert has led major projects to improve performance across fields such as telecommunications, healthcare and real estate, and has worked to elevate women to leadership positions.

Other nominations include:

■ Sloan Gibson as deputy secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

■ Heather Higginbottom, deputy secretary for management and resources at the State Department.

■ Jo Ann Rooney as undersecretary of the Navy.

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