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Laurence Brewer Appointed New U.S. Chief Records Officer
Press Release · Sunday, May 1, 2016

Washington, DC

Washington, DC…Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today the appointment of Laurence Brewer as the new Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government, effective May 1, 2016.

In this position, Brewer will work directly with agencies to improve records management across the federal government and promote the goals of the Managing Government Records Directive (M-12-18).

“Laurence’s experience in records management and commitment to open government will serve him well in administering the responsibilities of the Chief Records Officer position,” Ferriero said in making the announcement.

Brewer has been acting Chief Records Officer since October 2015. He joined the National Archives and Records Administration in 1999 as an appraisal archivist and later worked as an electronic records policy analyst.

His management experience within the National Archives includes serving as Director of the Life Cycle Management Division and as Director of the Records Management Operations Program. In these positions, Laurence was responsible for overseeing the scheduling and appraisal of Federal records; developing records management regulations and guidance; supporting records management training for employees across the Federal Government; and evaluating the effectiveness of records management programs in agencies.

Before joining the National Archives, Brewer was a records management consultant responsible for managing records management programs at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia Department of Transportation. He has more than 25 years of experience in records and information management.

Brewer earned his Certified Records Manager designation and completed the Partnership for Public Service’s Excellence in Government Fellows Program. He holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia, and a B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary.

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