Tuesday, April 14, 2009


WASHINGTON –Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele today announced the appointment of Boyd K. Rutherford to serve as Chief Administrative Officer at the RNC.

“I’m very pleased to have an individual with Boyd’s credentials join the RNC to help oversee operations of our DC headquarters,” said RNC Chairman Michael Steele.

Preceding this RNC appointment, Rutherford most recently served under President George W. Bush in the position of Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). He was confirmed by the United States Senate by unanimous consent on May 12, 2006. Prior to USDA, Rutherford served Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. as Secretary of the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS).

During President Bush’s first term, Rutherford was appointed to the position of Associate Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). At GSA, he wore dual hats as Associate Administrator for Small Business Utilization and Associate Administrator for Performance Improvement.

Mr. Rutherford has extensive legal and business experience including service in the fields of information technology sales, law, and small and minority business development. He graduated from Howard University with a bachelor's degree in economics and political science. He holds a law degree and a master's degree in communications management from the University of Southern California.

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