[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/03/03/art.berrygrasp0303.gi.jpg caption="John Berry, pictured here in a 2006 file photo, is the President's choice to head the Office of Personnel Management."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Obama plans to nominate National Zoo Director John Berry to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management, the agency that oversees the federal government’s work force, the White House said Tuesday.
“From turning around the National Zoo to fostering a more productive work environment at the Department of the Interior, John Berry has a tremendous record of effective management in key public service roles,” Obama said in a statement. “I’m confident that he will provide that same leadership at OPM to help ensure that government works for the American people the way it should.”
Berry previously worked in the Clinton administration in the Treasury and Interior Departments, and as a legislative aide for Maryland Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer.
The White House also announced Tuesday that the President plans to nominate Julius Genachowski to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
Click here to read the announcement on whitehouse.gov