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New Chief Administrative Officer Sworn In

Dan Strodel - Interim Chief Administrative Officer
Dan Strodel

On July 15, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi administered the oath of office to Dan Strodel, appointing him Chief Administrative Officer. Strodel replaced former Chief Administrative Officer Dan Beard.

Strodel brings to the position broad government management experience.

Most recently serving as a senior advisor to the Committee on House Administration (CHA), Strodel's House experience includes positions with the Office of the Clerk, the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and the CAO. Strodel's more than 25 years on Capitol Hill also include work with the Office of the Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Capitol Police.

In his position with CHA, Strodel advised the committee on management and oversight of the CAO and other operations. Speaker Pelosi lauded Strodel's experience and strong management skills, emphasizing that Strodel would continue the CAO's initiatives to green the Capitol, ensure accountability and transparency and improve cyber security.

House Administration Chairman Robert A. Brady echoed Pelosi's confidence in Strodel. "He has senior management and leadership experience including human resources and financial management and has fostered strong positive relationships with Members and staff on both sides of the aisle," Brady said.

Strodel has a law degree from the Catholic University of America and a bachelor's degree from Hobart College.

About the CAO

Washingtonian Great Places to WorkThe Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides operations support services and business solutions to the community of 10,000 House Members, Officers and staff. The CAO organization comprises more than 600 technical and administrative staff working in a variety of areas, including information technology, finance, budget management, human resources, payroll, child care, food and vending, procurement, logistics and administrative counsel.

Best Workplaces for CommutersThe Office of the CAO was first created in the 104th Congress in 1995. The Chief Administrative Officer is an employee of the U.S. House of Representatives who is elected every two years when the House organizes for a new Congress.

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