New Chief Administrative Officer: William R. O'Donnell
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. Before joining the AOC, he served as Assistant for Administration reporting to the Under Secretary of the Navy.
September 3, 2019
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.
The latest edition of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) employee magazine, Tholos, is now available. Article themes include Doing Good, By the Numbers, Before & After, Employee Highlights, Spotlight on Safety, Beyond the Dome, and AOC Gratitude.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Capitol Visitor Center and the Conservatory of the United States Botanic Garden will temporarily close to the public until further notice to reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus (COVID-19). The outdoor gardens and grounds remain open.