NCLR applauds nomination of Katherine Archuleta

NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauded the nomination of Katherine Archuleta to lead the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  Archuleta has served as both the Chief of Staff for former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and the National Political Director for President Obama’s reelection campaign.

“Once again, the president has nominated a strong Hispanic candidate for a position to his administration.  We are extremely pleased to see aLatinanominated,” said Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR.  “Katherine Archuleta is well respected and admired for her long career in public service as well as her many contributions not only to the Latino community, but also to our nation.”

This makes Archuleta the second Hispanic to be nominated for a high-level appointment during the president’s second term.

“We look forward to the Senate quickly approving her nomination and are encouraged that the president has sought out some of the Latino community’s most talented to continue taking our nation forward,” concluded Murguía.”

President Obama said, “Katherine brings to the Office of Personnel Management broad experience and a deep commitment to recruiting and retaining a world-class workforce for the American people.  I am grateful Katherine has agreed to serve, and I look forward to working with her in the coming years.”


Archuleta most recently served as National Political Director for Obama forAmerica, a position she held from 2011 to 2012.  Prior to this, Ms. Archuleta served as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2009 to 2011.  From October 2005 to May 2009, she served as a Senior Advisor on Policy and Initiatives for the City andCounty of Denver,Colorado. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation from 2002 to 2005.  Ms. Archuleta was the Director of Professional Services for Davis, Graham and Stubbs, LLP from 2000 to 2002 and Co-Founder and Principal of the Center for Regional and Neighborhood Action from 1997 to 2000.  She served as Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy in 1997.  From 1993 to 1997, Ms. Archuleta served at the U.S. Department of Transportation, first as Deputy Chief of Staff and then as Chief of Staff.  She served as an adjunct professor at theUniversityofDenverfrom 1992 to 1993.  Prior to that, she worked in a number of roles in the Office of the Mayor of Denver from 1983 to 1991, including Deputy Chief of Staff.  Ms. Archuleta received a B.A. from Metropolitan State College and a M.Ed. from theUniversityofNorthern Colorado.

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