The White House has announced plans to appoint Beth Cobert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management since July 2015, to the OPM leadership role on a full-time basis.
“Beth has effectively pursued strategies to strengthen cybersecurity and improve the way the government serves citizens, businesses, and the federal workforce both past and present,” President Barack Obama said in a statement released Tuesday.
Cobert has also served as OPM deputy director for management over the past two years and worked in various positions at McKinsey & Co. for 29 years before she joined the agency in 2013.
At McKinsey, she held the roles of global leader in the consulting firm’s marketing and sales practice, pension fund chair and election committee partner.
Cobert is a former chair and board member at the United Way of the Bay Area and advisory council member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.