Laurence Brewer, acting U.S. chief records officer since October 2015, will assume full-time duties as CRO of the U.S. government beginning May 1.
Brewer will collaborate with agencies to manage government records and further the Managing Government Records Directive goals, the National Archives and Records Administration said Friday.
“Laurence’s experience in records management and commitment to open government will serve him well in administering the responsibilities of the chief records officer position,” noted David Ferriero, archivist of the United States.
Brewer began his career with NARA as an appraisal archivist before he moved into the role as an electronic records policy analyst.
He also held the roles as director of the life cycle management division and director of the records management operations program at the National Archives.
Brewer previously served as a records management consultant at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia Department of Transportation.