A Conversation With David A. Lebryk

July 9, 2011

David A. Lebryk was selected as Commissioner of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Management Service (FMS) on June 26, 2009. As Commissioner, Mr. Lebryk provides leadership, policy direction and guidance for FMS’ financial management programs, including payments, collections, debt collection, and government-wide accounting and financial reporting. He also oversees a daily cash flow of more than $67 billion and government-wide program responsibilities for credit and cash management. A bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, FMS issues nearly one billion federal payments annually to more than 100 million people and collects nearly $3.2 trillion in federal revenues each year.

Prior to being named as FMS’ Commissioner, Mr. Lebryk was appointed as FMS’ Deputy Commissioner in January 2008. As Deputy Commissioner, he carried out Chief Operating Officer responsibilities including leadership, policy direction and guidance over all areas of FMS’ mission.

Prior to his appointment at FMS, Mr. Lebryk served as the senior career executive at the U.S. Mint. From October 2002 to December 2007, he served in the capacity of Deputy Director, and from August 2005 through September 2006, he was the Acting Director of the U.S. Mint. There he had responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the world’s largest manufacturer of coins, medals and coin products with operations in San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia, West Point, Fort Knox, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Lebryk was a 2005 recipient of a Presidential Rank Award reserved for career senior executives who have “a sustained record of extraordinary leadership and achievement.”

Before joining the U.S. Mint, Mr. Lebryk held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fiscal Operations and Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he oversaw the development and implementation of policies and programs relating to the government’s cash management, debt financing, investment and administration of trust funds, payments and collections.

Mr. Lebryk also has served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources for the Treasury Department. He has served as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and to three Under Secretaries for Domestic Finance.

Mr. Lebryk joined the Treasury Department in 1989 as a Presidential Management Intern in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Management and Counselor to the Secretary.

He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics. Additionally, Mr. Lebryk holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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