Sunday, March 28th, 2010 - 13:38
President Bush nominated William J. Leidinger to be assistant secretary for management on December 20, 2001 and he was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on February 12, 2002.
As assistant secretary, Leidinger will oversee the Department's human resources, management services and administrative functions. Leidinger has extensive senior management experience in the public and private sectors, most recently in the government consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He previously served as county executive in Fairfax County, Va., from 1992 until 1996. He was executive vice president at Security Federal Savings in Richmond, Va., where he was a member of the board of directors and chief lending officer. He previously was executive director of the McGuire Clinic in Richmond, from 1981 to 1986 and he served as Richmond's city manager from 1972 to 1978. He also held elective office for 10 years as a member of the Richmond City Council.
An Illinois native, Leidinger earned a bachelor of arts degree at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and a master's degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He and his wife Karen reside in Oakton, Va. The couple have two married sons and three granddaughters.