September 13th Noshing with Notables featuring The Honorable Marcus Peacock

Marcus Peacock has held a number of high Federal posts including the Deputy Administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science at the Office of Management and Budget. From 2011 until June of 2013 he was the minority staff director for the US Senate Committee on the Budget.

He is an expert on federal budgeting, government performance systems, and environmental issues. While serving as EPA’s Chief Operating Officer, the agency’s “Best Places to Work” ranking increased from #9 to #4 out of over 30 agencies. During this time EPA also won the President’s Award for Excellence in Overall Management two years in a row -- the first time an agency won the award back-to-back since it was established in 1988.

While at the Office of Management and Budget, Marcus led the team that created the “Programs Assessment Rating Tool”, or PART, used to measure the performance of federal programs. Subsequently, the PART won Harvard University’s Innovations in Government Award and the American Society of Public Administration’s Leadership Award. Marcus also holds the distinction of being the first political appointee to maintain a public blog.

Marcus has a Bachelors degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.

Join us for our informal lunch talks 12:00-1:30 in MPA 601Z.

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