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Partnership for Public Service Announces Executive Promotions

October 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2016 
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WASHINGTON – The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service today announced the promotions of two long-time staff members. Tim McManus has been named chief operating officer and Margot Conrad the director of education and outreach. Both will serve as members of the organization’s senior leadership team. 

As chief operating officer, McManus will report directly to Partnership President and CEO Max Stier and will support the organization’s vision to increase the effectiveness of the federal government. McManus also will engage the senior management team and staff to implement long-term strategies, develop and manage annual operating plans, measure program and organizational impact and ensure operational excellence. He previously served simultaneously as the Partnership’s vice president of operations and the vice president of education and outreach. 

“The Partnership’s incredible growth has made it clear that we need a full-time chief operating officer to help the organization make strategic choices and find high-leverage ways to effect broad change,” said Stier. “For the past 10 years, Tim has been a driving force behind the Partnership’s efforts to improve federal recruiting and hiring and bring top talent into government. This valuable experience coupled with his boundless energy makes Tim the ideal candidate to take on this new role.”

In her new role as director of education and outreach, Conrad will lead a five-person team that oversees the Partnership’s efforts to help federal agencies effectively recruit and hire qualified talent to meet their mission-critical needs. This work includes managing the Partnership’s Call to Serve program, a national network of more than 1,000 colleges and universities dedicated exclusively to promoting federal service. 

Conrad and her team also will work extensively with federal agencies, the administration and Congress to improve federal recruitment and hiring. Conrad previously served as director of government affairs where she led key legislative initiatives on behalf of the organization.

“A dearth of millennials entering the federal workforce – along with a wave of retirements at the top levels of government – is driving the government and the Partnership’s efforts to attract a new generation of young people to serve,” said Stier. “With her deep knowledge of the federal workforce and the legislative process, Margot is well-positioned to tackle this challenge and be an advocate for changing the way our government recruits and hires its workforce.”

For 15 years, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service has been dedicated to making the federal government more effective for the American people. We work across administrations to help transform the way government operates by increasing collaboration, accountability, efficiency and innovation. Visit to learn more.