Janice Lachance

American Geophysical Union

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Janice Lachance is the Executive Vice President for Strategic Leadership and Global Outreach at the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a professional society of more than 60,000 Earth and space scientists working in 110 countries. Her work at AGU includes management of the renovation of the organization’s 62,000-square foot headquarters into a net-zero energy consumption building – the first renovation of its kind in Washington, D.C. Previously she has served as CEO of the Special Libraries Association.

Prior to her work in the not-for-profit sector, Janice was nominated by President William Clinton and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Cabinet-ranked Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the federal government’s independent human resources agency responsible for all policy and programs affecting the 2.1 million members of the nation’s civil service. Janice also served as Chair of the National Labor-Management Partnership Council, a member of the President’s Management Council, and a member of the President’s Council on the 2000 Presidential Transition. Prior to becoming Director, Janice served as OPM’s Director of Communications and Policy, Chief of Staff, and Deputy Director.