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Beth F. Cobert was an Acting Director for the United States Office of Personnel Management. She was appointed on July 10, 2015.[1]

Beth Cobert
Beth Cobert official photo.jpg
Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management
In office
July 10, 2015 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byKatherine Archuleta
Succeeded byJeff Tien Han Pon
2nd Chief Performance Officer of the United States
In office
October 16, 2013 – July 10, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJeffrey Zients
Succeeded byKathleen McGettigan (acting)
Personal details
Adam Cioth (m. 1987)
Alma materPrinceton University
Stanford University



Cobert received a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.[2]


Cobert previously served nearly 30 years at McKinsey & Company as a Director and Senior Partner. During her tenure, she worked with corporate, not-for-profit and government entities on key strategic, operational and organizational issues across a range of sectors, including financial services, healthcare, legal services, real estate, telecommunications, and philanthropy. She led major projects to generate performance improvements through process streamlining, enhanced customer service, improved deployment of technology, more effective marketing programs and strengthened organizational effectiveness. Within McKinsey, Cobert held multiple leadership roles in people management including recruiting, training, development and performance management of staff.


Cobert also previously served as a board member and chair of the United Way of the Bay Area and as a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council.


She and her husband Adam Cioth have two children.[2]


On November 10, 2015 Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Cobert to be the Director of the Office of Personnel Management.[3] Cobert had been Acting Director since July 2015 [4]


  1. ^ Beth F. Cobert-Acting Director-Our People & Organization SENIOR STAFF BIOS
  2. ^ a b "OMB Leadership". The White House.
  3. ^ "President Obama Announces His Intent to Nominate Beth Cobert as Director of the Office of Personnel Management" White House, November 10, 2015
  4. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate" White House, November 10, 2015