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. 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. 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. She was sworn in on February 28, 2018.
|Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget|
|Assumed office |
February 28, 2018
|Preceded by||Beth Cobert|
|Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management|
|Assumed office |
October 5, 2018
|Preceded by||Jeff Tien Han Pon|
|Education||Georgetown University |
University of Sussex
University of California, Berkeley
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