Bill Thurber assists the Secretary in supervising the activities of
top management staff in the department, in addition to acting on his
behalf in the Secretarys absence. He was appointed to the position of
Deputy Secretary in May 1991. Thurber has been with the department for
20 years, serving most recently as Assistant Secretary for the Office of
Management and Budget for seven years before being appointed Deputy Secretary.
Thurbers vast knowledge of the budget process, finance and administrative services
makes him an invaluable asset to the department.