I am delighted to announce that CBO’s next Deputy Director will be Mark Hadley, currently our General Counsel. Mark will assume his new responsibilities on June 6. At that time, Bob Sunshine, who has served as CBO’s Deputy Director for almost nine years – the longest tenure of anyone who has ever served in that position – will become a senior adviser in the Director’s Office.
Mark has served CBO with dedication and distinction for 15 years in a variety of capacities. He started as an analyst in the Budget Analysis Division, where he worked on cost estimates and projections related to deposit insurance, aviation, and commerce. After earning his law degree, he spent a few years in the private sector and then returned to CBO as Deputy General Counsel. Mark was appointed General Counsel in 2008. He has carried out the responsibilities of that position with great integrity, wisdom, and skill. He brings to his new position a clarity of thought, an understanding of budget concepts and issues, and a deep commitment to CBO’s role as an objective and nonpartisan source of information and analysis—qualities that will serve us well in the coming years.
Mark has a Master’s degree in public affairs from the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. degree (with high honors) from The George Washington University Law School.
With Mark’s new leadership role, and Bob’s continued support and guidance, I am confident that CBO will continue to be a vital source of insightful, objective analysis for the Congress in the coming years.
Keith Hall is CBO’s Director.