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Margaret Weichert is an American businesswoman, inventor, and government executive, currently serving as Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget, and Acting Director at the Office of Personnel Management since October 2018.[1][2][3] She has served as a principal at Ernst & Young since 2017. Weichert has also held executive leadership positions at Market Platform Dynamics, First Data, Bank of America, and Andersen Consulting focused on strategy, innovation, and business process improvement in banking and payments technology. In 1999, she co-founded an internet company, Achex, Inc., and sold that company to First Data in 2001. Achex was an online payment services developer specializing in secure checking account transfers over the internet.[4] Weichert has been named as an inventor on 14 U.S. patents related to online financial services. She has served since 2010 on the Technology Association of Georgia Fintech Steering Committee.[5] She was sworn in on February 28, 2018.[6]

Margaret Weichert
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Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget
Assumed office
February 28, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byBeth Cobert
Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management
Assumed office
October 5, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byJeff Tien Han Pon
Personal details
EducationGeorgetown University
University of Sussex
University of California, Berkeley


  1. ^ Martin, Nichols (September 5, 2017). "Donald Trump to Nominate OMB Adviser Margaret Weichert as Deputy Director for Management". ExecutiveGov. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Margaret Weichert". U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Yoder, Eric (October 5, 2018). "Trump replaces federal personnel director, in job only a few months, with OMB official". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  4. ^ Brachmann, Steve (September 19, 2017). "Trump nominates financial services inventor Margaret Weichert to serve as OMB's deputy director of management". IP Watchdog. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts". The White House. September 2, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2017.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  6. ^ "Marine Corps Reserve accidentally releases personal information of over 21,000 people". Federal News Network. March 1, 2018. Retrieved January 5, 2019.