Nominated on September 30, 2013 and confirmed on September 8, 2014.
Alan L. Cohen, Ph.D. is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress working on Social Security issues. Previously, he served as Senior Budget Advisor and Chief Counselor for Social Security for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance from 2001 to 2012. From 1993 to 2001, Dr. Cohen served as Senior Advisor for Budget and Economics to the Secretary of the Treasury and from 1999 to 2000, he served as the Budget Economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. From 1983 to 1992, Dr. Cohen was first the Senior Economist, and then the Assistant Staff Director for Budget Priorities on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee. From 1979 to 1983, Dr. Cohen worked as a Policy Analyst/ Economist at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Cohen received a B.A. from Grinnell College, an M.P.P. from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Current term of office: September 2014 to September 2016.
Barbara B. Kennelly (01/06 - 09/17)