Senate Confirms Johnson For OMB Leadership

In: All News   Posted 06/12/2003

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Clay Johnson of Fort Worth, Texas to serve as the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Budget Committee, who with Kay Bailey Hutchison introduced Johnson at his confirmation hearing, expressed unequivocal support for his full Senate confirmation."Clay is an outstanding public servant with a long record of achievement,” Sen. Cornyn said. “He served the people of Texas with great distinction, has been an outstanding manager at the White House, and will help ensure efficient, fair and effective management at OMB.” Now that he’s confirmed by the full Senate, Johnson will provide government-wide leadership to executive branch agencies to improve performance. He will also chair the President’s Management Council, Chief Financial Officers Council, Procurement Executives Council, Chief Information Officers Council and the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency. Johnson will also oversee a critical aspect of OMB’s mission: the grading of agency management performance. Using the Executive Branch Management Scorecard, his office will grade federal agencies as to their status and progress in implementing the President’s Management Agenda. Johnson has recently served as Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel. He served previously as then-Gov. George W. Bush’s Appointments Director, and later as his Chief of Staff. On a related note, Sen. Cornyn, through the Budget Committee, recently announced new savings targets for federal spending. The committee launched a three-month process to identify fraud, waste and abuse within government agencies and spending programs. The committee set a minimum of $137 billion as its savings goal over the next decade.- Johnson biography follows - Clay Johnson III Clay Johnson III is Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel for President George W. Bush. In this capacity, he leads the organization that identifies and recruits approximately 4000 senior officials, middle management personnel and part-time board and commission members. He also was Executive Director of the Bush-Cheney Presidential Transition. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Johnson worked with Governor George W. Bush in Austin, first as his Appointments Director and then as his Chief of Staff. Mr. Johnson was Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer for the Dallas Museum of Art from 1992 to 1994, and Acting Director from November 1992 to August 1993. He was responsible for all non-curatorial areas, including development, education, marketing, finance and administration. He was President of Horchow Mail Order from 1983 to 1988, and then President of Neiman Marcus Mail Order from 1988 to 1991, after Neiman Marcus purchased the Horchow Company. Mr. Johnson also has worked for Citicorp in Chicago; Wilson Sporting Goods in Chicago; and Frito Lay in Dallas. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative Sciences from Yale University in 1968 and a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management in 1970. In Austin, he served on the Advisory Board for the Texas State History Museum, and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Graduate School of Business. in Dallas, he served as President of the Board of Trustees for St. Marks School of Texas, and as a Board Member of Equitable Bankshares, Goodwill Industries of Dallas, and the Dallas Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. Office of Management and Budget (From Website)