W. Scott Gould

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W. Scott Gould
W. Scott Gould official portrait.jpg
5th United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
In office
April 2, 2009 – May 17, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Gordon H. Mansfield
Succeeded by Sloan D. Gibson
Personal details
Born William Scott Gould[1]
(1957-07-19) July 19, 1957 (age 56)[2]
Topsfield, Massachusetts[3]
Spouse(s) Michèle Flournoy
Alma mater Cornell University
University of Rochester
Website www.va.gov

William Scott Gould is a former United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was confirmed to this position on April 2, 2009 to replace Gordon H. Mansfield, who resigned on January 20, 2009.[4] Gould resigned on May 17, 2013.[5] He is now executive vice president at CareFirst, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan of Maryland.

Career[edit]

Prior to his appointment at the VA, Gould was Vice President for "public sector strategy" at IBM Global Business Services. Gould was also Chief Executive Officer of The O'Gara Company, an investment services firm, and COO of Exolve, a technology services company.[4] He is co-author (with Linda Bilmes) of the best-selling book: The People Factor: Strengthening America by Investing in Public Service (Brookings Institution Press).

Gould is also formerly Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration at the Department of Commerce. He has also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance and Management at the United States Department of Treasury.[4]

As a White House Fellow, Gould served in the Export-Import Bank of the United States and in the Office of the White House Chief of Staff.[4]

Military Service[edit]

Gould is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served at sea aboard the guided missile destroyer Richard E. Byrd. As a Naval Intelligence reservist, Capt. Gould was recalled to active duty for Operation Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom. After President Obama’s election, he served as co-chair of the VA Agency Review Team for the Presidential Transition Team.

Education[edit]

Gould holds an AB degree from Cornell University and MBA and Ed.D. degrees from the University of Rochester.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Gould is married to Michèle Flournoy, the former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. They have three children and reside in Bethesda, Maryland.[4]

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