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Office of the Deputy Staff Director for Management & Administration

The Deputy Staff Director for Management and Administration serves as the de facto deputy to the Staff Director and works closely with the Staff Director on meeting a variety of agency-wide administrative and management challenges. The incumbent serves as the first-line supervisor to the Administrative Officer, Commission Secretary, and Human Resources Director, and is the agency Chief Human Capital Officer.

Kate Higginbothom, Deputy Staff Director for Management and Administration

Ms. Higginbothom joined the Commission in August 2008, as a Presidential Management Fellow. Upon completion of her fellowship, she was appointed to an attorney position with the Office of General Counsel’s Administrative Law Team. In April 2013, Ms. Higginbothom was named Assistant General Counsel for Administrative Law, where she oversaw the team providing legal guidance on employee and labor relations, appropriations law, Privacy Act, and federal procurement law, and also managed the FEC’s Freedom of Information Act program. Ms. Higginbothom has a BA in Political Science from the University of Florida, a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University, and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.



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