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Heather Higginbottom

Heather Higginbottom
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3rd United States Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources

December 20, 2013 - January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Thomas Nides
Vacant
Counselor of the United States Department of State

February 1, 2013 - December 13, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Cheryl Mills
Tom Shannon
Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget

October 20, 2011 - February 1, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Jeff Liebman (Acting)
Brian Deese
Personal details
Born (1972-07-15) July 15, 1972 (age 47)
Binghamton, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Rochester
George Washington University

Heather Anne Higginbottom (born July 15, 1972) is currently the head of the new JPMorgan Chase PolicyCenter. Prior to her current role, she served as CARE USA's Chief Operating Officer beginning in 2017. Higginbottom was the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources from 2013 to 2017. She previously served as Counselor of the United States Department of State and prior to that had served as Deputy Director of the federal Office of Management and Budget from 2011 until 2013. On October 20, 2011, the United States Senate voted 64-36 to confirm her nomination to be Deputy Director of the OMB.[1] She had previously served as the Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council in the administration of Barack Obama from 2009 to 2010 after serving as Policy Director of the Obama for America campaign.[1]

Early life and education

Higginbottom attended Chenango Valley High School in Binghamton, New York. She received her Master of Public Policy degree from the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester.[2]

Career

Higginbottom's career began as a Government Relations Specialist for Communities In Schools, followed by her role in the office of then Senator John Kerry as Legislative Assistant in 1999. During her years in Senator Kerry's staff, she handled a wide array of domestic and foreign policy issues, and eventually served as his Legislative Director, overseeing all policy matters. She also served as the Deputy Policy Director for the Kerry-Edwards Presidential Campaign. After the 2004 election, Higginbottom founded and served as Executive Director of the American Security Project, before returning the staff of Senator John Kerry. On November 24, 2008, it was announced that Higginbottom was appointed the Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council in the administration of President Barack Obama.[3]

On January 7, 2011, President Obama nominated Higginbottom to the position of Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.[4] Some Senate Republicans united in opposing Higginbottom's nomination, citing her "lack of business and accounting experience"; however[5] she was confirmed in the Senate in a 64-36 vote on October 20, 2011.[1]

After John Kerry was confirmed to be United States Secretary of State in 2013, he hired Higginbottom as Counselor.[6] In 2013, Obama nominated Higginbottom to serve as Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources. On November 14, 2013, her nomination was reported to the full U.S. Senate by the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. On December 13, 2013, the Senate confirmed her in a 74-17 vote.[7]

Beginning in March of 2017, Higginbottom served as the Chief Operating Officer of CARE, a major humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term international development to fight global poverty.[8]

In 2019, Higginbottom was named head of the new JPMorgan Chase PolicyCenter.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b c Higginbottom confirmed by Senate as Deputy Director of OMB, senate.gov, October 20, 2011; accessed July 7, 2015.
  2. ^ Profile of Heather Higginbottom, David McKay Wilson, Rochester Review, January-February 2009; accessed September 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "Geithner, Summers among key economic team members announced today" (Official website). Newsroom: Press resleases. Office of the President-elect. November 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  4. ^ Reilly, Sean (January 7, 2011). "Obama chooses new OMB deputy chief". FederalTimes.com. Archived from the original on July 6, 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ Friedman, Dan (April 6, 2011). "GOP opposition spells trouble for OMB nominee". National Journal. GovernmentExecutive.com. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ Kerry hires Heather Higginbottom, washingtonpost.com; accessed July 7, 2015.
  7. ^ Higginbottom confirmed as Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources by US Senate, senate.gov, December 13, 2013; accessed July 7, 2015.
  8. ^ "CARE Names New Chief Operating Officer, Chief Digital Officer"; February 24, 2017.
  9. ^ "Hon. Heather Higginbottom". Foreign Policy for America. Retrieved 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Liebman
Acting
Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Brian Deese
Preceded by
Cheryl Mills
Counselor of the United States Department of State
2013
Succeeded by
Tom Shannon
Preceded by
Thomas Nides
Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
2013-2017
Vacant

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