Franklin S. Reeder
Director of the Office of Administration

Franklin Reeder has held positions in several Executive agencies and the Legislative Branch of the U.S. Federal government during a career in public service that spans more than 34 years.

Mr. Reeder was appointed to his current position, Director of the Office of Administration, Executive Office of the President, in June of 1995. As Director, his responsibilities include overseeing all activities to support the staff of the Executive Office of the President.

Mr. Reeder has spent the majority of his career in the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. At OMB, he has served as Deputy Assistant Director and Assistant Director for General Management, and Deputy Associate Director for Veterans Affairs and Personnel. Mr. Reeder served as the U.S. Delegate to and chaired the Public Management Committee of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Earlier, Mr. Reeder headed OMB's information policy staff, which is responsible for federal policies governing the acquisition and use of information and information technology, including information system planning, computer security, privacy and information dissemination. As an analyst on that staff, he was responsible for information policy including development of the Privacy Act of 1974 and government-wide guidelines on its implementation.

From 1977-1980, Mr. Reeder was Deputy Director of House Information Systems, the computer support arm of the U.S. House of Representatives. From 1961-70, Mr. Reeder held various positions with the Treasury and Defense Departments and was a Treasury Fiscal Service Intern.

Mr. Reeder holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and has done graduate work in Political Science at The George Washington University (GW). He was a member of the National Advisory Board of the Center for Informatics Law of John Marshall Law School in Chicago and has served on the adjunct faculties at the University of Maryland and GW.

A member of the career Senior Executive Service from 1984 to 1995, Mr. Reeder received a presidential rank award as a meritorious executive in 1994. In 1990 Mr. Reeder was inducted into the Government Computer News Hall of Fame and was recognized by the National Kidney Foundation as one of the recipients of its Volunteer Service Award. He serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area and co-chairs the D.C. Chili Championship, the larges chili cook-off east of the Mississippi.

He resides in Arlington, Virginia.