House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently appointed Daniel J. Strodel ’84 as interim chief administrative officer. Strodel, who most recently served as a senior advisor to the Committee on House Administration, has more than two decades of experience in management and legal issues on Capitol Hill. His service in the House includes positions with the Office of the Clerk, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer and Office of the Sergeant at Arms. Additionally, Strodel previously worked in the Office of the Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Capitol Police.
During his time on Capitol Hill, Strodel has served at almost every level of management, from first-line supervisor to division director to executive leadership. As a senior advisor to the Committee on House Administration, Strodel advised the Committee on management and oversight of the operations under its jurisdiction.
“Dan Strodel brings extensive institutional knowledge and leadership experience from decades on Capitol Hill to his position as Interim Chief Administrative Officer,” Pelosi said. “In each office that he served, from the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms, to the U.S. Capitol Police, he has proven his strong management skills, which will be essential to running the key functions of the House in his new role. As CAO, Dan will continue the initiatives we have begun to ‘Green the Capitol’ complex, ensure accountability and transparency in House operations, and tighten our cybersecurity controls.”
Strodel holds a juris doctorate from the Catholic University of America and a B.A. in history from Hobart College. He officially assumed the duties of CAO on July 18, 2010.