Carrie B. Cabelka was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Administration on August 20, 2019.

Ms. Cabelka began her career working for Senator Spencer Abraham, first on his campaign in Michigan, followed by his Senate office in Washington, DC.  Ms. Cabelka then joined the Bush–Cheney Presidential Transition leading to roles in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel for President George W. Bush and at the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

After her service at the Commerce Department, Ms. Cabelka became the White House Liaison at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  In that position, she managed the approval of Administration appointments and advised the White House and the Director of OPM on regulatory and policy matters in the human capital arena.

From OPM, Ms. Cabelka was appointed to serve as the White House Liaison to Secretary Rice at the State Department from 2007-2009, a position she would return to in April of 2017.

In addition to her long record of government service, Ms. Cabelka has overseen multimillion-dollar contracts for the Department of Defense from the private sector, managing public awareness campaigns on health issues that impact the lives of service members, veterans, and their families.

Originally from Michigan, Ms. Cabelka holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science from Miami University (of Ohio).

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