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IVN EXCLUSIVE: First Chief Admin of House, Scot Faulkner, Talks DC Corruption

by Kaia Los Huertos, published

This week host T.J. O’Hara is joined by Scot Faulkner. As the first Chief Administrator of the U.S. House of Representatives, Scot discussed his expertise in applying private sector practices to the federal government in the 1990s, in order to “do more with less."

The two discuss D.C.’s corruption during the 90s, the $2.4 trillion in current federal residue funds, the bureaucracy of the federal departments, the failure of diplomatic elite at American Embassies abroad, and more!

Scot Faulkner earned a Master's degree in Public Administration from American University, and a Bachelor's degree in Government from Lawrence University. He studied at the London School of Economics and at Georgetown University.

In 1995, Scot was elected the first Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was the National Director of Personnel for the Reagan-Bush campaign in 1980. He went on to serve in the Presidential Transition and on the White House staff. During the Reagan administration, Scot held executive positions at the Federal Aviation Administration, the General Services Administration, and the Peace Corps.

Scot is the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller, “Naked Emperors; The Failure of the Republican Revolution?” He advises numerous corporations on strategic change and leadership, and works with governments and corporations in emerging economies. His articles on leadership, management reform, and global competitiveness are published in The New York Times, The Washington Times, and various business publications. He has appeared on Bloomberg, CBS News, CNN, CSPAN, FOX, NPR, PBS, VOA, and numerous talk radio programs.

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