President Obama Announces His Intent to Nominate Carolyn Watts Colvin as Commissioner of Social Security

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

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

President Obama announced his intent to nominate Carolyn Watts Colvin as Commissioner of Social Security:

Carolyn Watts Colvin, Nominee for Commissioner of Social Security, Social Security Administration

Carolyn Watts Colvin is currently Deputy Commissioner of Social Security for the Social Security Administration (SSA), a position she has held since January 2011.  She has also served as Acting Commissioner of Social Security since February 2013.  Previously, from January 2011 to February 2013, she served as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund (also known as the Social Security Board of Trustees.)  From 2009 to 2010, Ms. Colvin was a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation for Maryland.  From 2007 to 2008, Ms. Colvin was the Chief Executive Officer of Amerigroup Community Care of D.C.  She was the Director of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services from 2003 to 2006 and the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Health and Human Services from 2001 to 2003.  From 1994 to 2001, Ms. Colvin served in various roles at the Social Security Administration, including Deputy Commissioner for Operations from 1998 to 2001, Deputy Commissioner for Programs and Policy from 1996 to 1998, and Deputy Commissioner for Policy and External Affairs from 1994 to 1996.  Ms. Colvin received a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Morgan State University.

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