President Barack Obama nominated Anne Rung, currently a senior advisor in the Office of Management and Budget, to be the next administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the White House announced Friday.
In an internal email to OMB employees, Deputy Director for Management Beth Cobert said if confirmed by the Senate, Rung would bring “a wealth of experience” to the position.
“Anne has already been a great addition to our team since she joined OMB a few months ago as a senior adviser, working closely with OFPP as they make significant progress on priority initiatives including strategic sourcing, contracting streamlining and much more,” Cobert said in the email.
Rung became a senior adviser in May and will move into the OFPP post left vacant by Joe Jordan. Since Jordan’s exit in January, Deputy Administrator Lesley Field has been serving in the acting role.
“We also want to give an enormous thanks to Lesley Field who led the OFPP team for the past several months since the departure of Joe Jordan,” Cobert said. “Lesley will continue to be a tremendous asset to OMB’s leadership team, and we can’t thank her enough for her hard work and dedication to OFPP’s mission over her long tenure at OMB.”
According to Cobert’s email, Field will stay on board as acting administrator throughout Rung’s confirmation process.
Prior to her time at OMB, Rung served at the General Services Administration as the associate administrator of governmentwide policy. In addition to other positions at GSA, she has worked in the Commerce Department and at the state level in the Pennsylvania Department of General Services.
“I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their talents to serving the American people at this important time for our country,” Obama said in a statement announcing the nomination of Rung and several other individuals to key administration posts. “I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”
Rung’s nomination will now move to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for consideration, and upon acceptance, it would move to the full Senate.
OFPP administrator is one of the few positions at the OMB level that require Senate confirmation.