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Reflections of a Political Appointee

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, Lafayette Conference Room (Room 3066), 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10012

Politically-appointed leaders – ‘pop-up.’ They come from outside the agency – sometimes outside of the field – for a leadership position that is explicitly temporary, and into a position that may be of a considerably greater managerial-scope than their previous roles. That structure poses some challenges to good public management, but when done well, also tremendous opportunity. Join Professor Kathy O’Regan for some reflections on her time as a pop-up leader, as an Assistant Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama Administration.

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Katherine O'Regan