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OPM's John Berry to be Guest Speaker at Roger W. Jones Award Ceremony

American University's School of Public Affairs to Recognize Achievement in Government Service

WHO:  
John Berry, director of the United States Office of Personnel Management
Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general of the United States
Linda E. Stiff, deputy commissioner for services and enforcement
David M. Walker, former comptroller general of the United States
Robert Tobias
, director, American University’s Key Executive Program

WHAT:  Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership—32nd Annual Ceremony
Sponsored by American University’s School of Public Affairs

WHEN:  7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2009

WHERE:  Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Media RSVP:  Maralee Csellar, AU Communications, 202-885-5952 or csellar@american.edu 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 22, 2009)—John Berry, recently confirmed by President Barack Obama as chief advisor on human resource issues for the two million federal employees of the nation, will be the guest speaker at American University’s School of Public Affairs 32nd Annual Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27 in the Abramson Family Recital Hall of the Katzen Arts Center.  

The 2009 recipients of the Roger W. Jones Award, presented to two federal career executives who demonstrated the same dedication to excellence, leadership, and professional development as the man for whom this award is named, are:

  •     Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general of the United States
  •     Linda E. Stiff, deputy commissioner for Services and Enforcement, IRS

In its 32nd year, the Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership recognizes public servants in the federal government whose careers are marked by extraordinary effectiveness in organizational development and a strong commitment to training and educating managers and executives.  

The award is named for Jones (1908-1993), a leader in federal government for more than four decades.  Among his appointments, he served as chairman of the Civil Service Commission, deputy under secretary of state for administration, and senior consultant and special assistant to the director, Bureau of the Budget. His service was distinguished by his ability to lead change based on the belief that government can mobilize human talents to accomplish goals.  

David M. Walker, former comptroller general of the United States, chairs the selection committee, which is composed of prominent government executives, including former Comptroller General Charles Bowsher.  Robert Tobias, director, American University’s Key Executive Program will host the evening.

Founded in 1934 and ranked among the tops schools of its kind, American University’s School of Public Affairs offers education on the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels in the fields of government, justice, public administration, public policy, and organizational development.  

The School of Public Affairs engages faculty and graduates who are active in global policy legislation and advocacy.  The school is home to research centers and institutes in the fields of political science, public administration, public policy, and justice. It is the only school of its kind with three accredited degrees—the MPA, MPP, and Executive MPA—by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs. 

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.

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