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Edwin Echegoyen, M.B.A., Acting Director, Office of Management

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Edwin Echegoyen Edwin Echegoyen serves as the CDER Executive Officer and Acting Director of CDER's Office of Management. He leads the center’s administrative management operations, which includes more than 5,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $1 billion, comprised of a mix of congressional appropriations and multiple user fee programs. Under Mr. Echegoyen’s leadership, the Office of Management staff manages all aspects of: ethics management, human capital management, financial management (including budget formulation, user-fee collection, and budget execution), acquisition management, employee safety, and facilities management.

In 2010 and before joining FDA, Mr. Echegoyen worked as the Acting Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Deputy Executive Officer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 2011 he transferred to CDER to serve as the Deputy Director of the Office of Management. In this role he was responsible for leading a variety of agency-wide programs, including Small Business Fair, Equal Employment Opportunity, Commemorative Celebrations, Bring Your Children to Work Day, Higher Threshold Purchase Card pilot, and the Combined Federal Campaign.

Mr. Echegoyen holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland University College.

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