After a thorough executive search, William O'Donnell has been selected to serve as the Architect of the Capitol's Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Mr. O'Donnell is a proven senior executive with extensive experience in leading large, high profile and complex business and administrative operations within the Federal government. In his previous role as Assistant for Administration reporting to the Under Secretary of the Navy, he provideed strategic planning and leadership to business functions supporting a 6,000 member organization, including acquisition, human resources, information technology, curator, facilities services, budget execution, space planning and records management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lowell in Massachusetts and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

As the Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. O'Donnell will be responsible for providing administrative and business support and oversees the Acquisition and Material Management Division, Curator Division, Human Capital Management Division, Information Technology Division, Office Services Division and Policy Program Office.

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Fall 2020 Issue of Tholos Magazine Now Available

Article themes and highlights include Beyond the Dome at Congressional Cemetery, Spotlight on Safety, Doing Good, a project update on the Olmsted lanterns and By the Numbers for Presidential Inauguration 2021.