LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 28, 2014) — Winrock International is pleased to announce the election of Earl E. Devaney to its board of directors. Devaney accepted a five-year appointment.
Devaney, president of The Devaney Group, provides strategic advice to companies seeking to establish, mature and expand business with the federal government. He is a recognized policy and operations management expert, well-known in both government and the private sector for his understanding of the complex regulatory and compliance issues that organizations face today. “We are very pleased to have Earl Devaney as a member of Winrock’s board,” said Board Chair Elizabeth Campbell. “His understanding of our business environment, his operational experience, and his commitment to our mission will be a great benefit to the organization.”
In 2009, President Obama named Devaney chairman of the Recovery and Transparency Board (RATB), where he oversaw the expenditure of $840 billion in stimulus funds. In 1999, Devaney was appointed as the Inspector General for the Department of the Interior by President Clinton. Prior to this, he was the director of the Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training for the Environmental Protection Agency. Devaney spent the first 20 years of his career with the Secret Service serving in locations throughout the United States and abroad. When he retired, he was the Service’s foremost expert on fraud and special agent-in-charge of the Fraud Division.
Devaney has a bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. He graduated from the prestigious Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University, the Executive Development Program at George Washington University, and two executive management programs at the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University. In 2011, he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He serves on a number of corporate and nonprofit boards.
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.