Michael Eric Wooten, Marine Corps veteran and senior adviser for acquisitions at the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid office, was selected by President Trump to be the next administrator of federal procurement policy at the Office of Management and Budget. The White House announced Wooten’s nomination for the new role on Wednesday.
Previously, the former Marine Corps major served as the acting assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary for Career, Technical and Adult Education with the Trump administration. Wooten also served as the deputy chief procurement officer for the District of Columbia government. He holds a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania and contract management from the Naval Postgraduate School, and master’s degrees from George Washington University and Norwich University.
Trump also named Robert Bozzuto III, the current White House Liaison at the Department of Labor, as the next assistant secretary of labor for public affairs.