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FMCS Directors List

Directors of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (with the date they took office listed and the President who made the appointment shown in parentheses), are as follows:   On June 15, 2021, President Biden announced his intent to nominate Javier Ramirez to be the next Director, as of 4/19/2022 has not been confirmed by the Senate.

  1. Cyrus S. Ching (1947; Truman)
  2. David L. Cole (1952; Truman)
  3. Whitney P. McCoy (1953; Eisenhower)
  4. Joseph F. Finnegan (1955; Eisenhower)
  5. William E. Simkin (1961; Kennedy), the longest-serving Director, departing office in 1969
  6. J. Curtis Counts (1970; Nixon)
  7. William Usery, Jr. (1973; Nixon)
  8. James F. Scearce (1976; Ford)
  9. Wayne L. Horvitz (1977; Carter)
  10. Kenneth Moffett (1982; Reagan), served for seven months.
  11. Kay McMurray (1982; Reagan)
  12. Bernard E. DeLury (1990; G. H. W. Bush)
  13. John Calhoun Wells (1993; Clinton)
  14. C. Richard Barnes (1999; Clinton)
  15. Peter J. Hurtgen (2002; G. W. Bush)
  16. Arthur F. Rosenfeld (2006; G. W. Bush)
  17. George H. Cohen (2009; Obama)
  18. Allison Beck (2014; Obama), the first woman to serve as director
  19. Richard Giacolone (2018; Donald J. Trump)
Updated: April 19, 2022 — 5:29 pm
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