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New Director for OMAC

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter 2002 Volume XVII, No II

CVM is pleased to announce that Mr. Don Peterson has agreed to succeed Bob Sauer as Director of CVM's Office of Management and Communications (OMAC). Don has a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University. He has 20 years of Federal service at USDA, and six with the FDA. Don joined the FDA in June 1995, as Director, Office of Financial Management. He served with distinction in that role until he was selected to be the Director, Office of Management, CBER. For the last nine months, Don has served as the Acting Deputy to Mr. Jeff Weber, Senior Associate Commissioner for Management Systems, FDA's Office of the Commissioner. Don's knowledge of the Agency and how it operates administratively, make him ideally suited to become CVM's Executive Officer. Don is spending several weeks with CVM's program offices, meeting the employees, and learning about CVM's major issues. Don will assume his new position as Director of OMAC prior to Mr. Sauer's retirement on March 31, 2002.