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Carolyn Watts Colvin to be nominated as Commissioner of Social Security

8th July 2014   ·   0 Comments

WASHINGTON, DC – Last month, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Carolyn Watts Colvin as Commissioner of Social Security.

“I am grateful for Carolyn’s past service in various roles at the Social Security Administration, and I am confident that she will serve the American people well in her new role,” said President Obama.



Colvin was appointed the as the Acting Commissioner of Social Security in 2013, after having served as the Deputy Commissioner, and is also a Trustee to the Social Security Board of Trustees.

Colvin has managed healthcare and financial programs during much of her career. Within the past 20 years, she’s held key executive positions at Social Security headquarters: Deputy Commissioner for Policy and External Affairs (1994–1996), Deputy Commissioner for Programs and Policy (1996–1998), and Deputy Commissioner for Operations (1998–2001).

Colvin has received numerous awards and recognition for her managerial expertise and creativity, including Maryland’s Top 100 Women Award from the Daily Record and the Women of Achievement Award from Suburban Maryland Business and Professional Women in 2005. She has served on a variety of boards and commissions, including the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

Colvin earned her graduate and undergraduate degrees in business administration from Morgan State University. She has also completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University, the Maryland Leadership Program, and the Greater Baltimore Leadership Program.

“I look forward to working with her in the months and years to come,” President Obama said.

This article originally published in the July 7, 2014 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper.

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