Presidential Appointees

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Edward DeSeve
Senior Lecturer
Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania


• Author of the forthcoming book “The Presidential Appointee’s Handbook” (

• Served in the federal government as CFO of the Housing and Urban Development Department and director for management at the Office of Management and Budget.

• Conducts research and provides executive education in various federal departments and agencies.

“The United States model of federal management relishes the idea of
presidential appointees who are ‘citizen soldiers.’ And, like Minutemen, these managers must arrive with a new administration and lead effectively at a moment's notice.”

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