The Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability, an annual lecture series presented by the Department of Public Administration and Policy is made possible by UGA alumni Katherine Getzen Willoughby (PhD ‘91) and Dan Hall Willoughby, Jr. (JD ‘86) in honor of her parents, Evangeline Sferes Getzen and Forrest William Getzen, lifelong advocates of public service and education.
2018 GETZEN LECTURE
2018 Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 • 2:00 pm
A reception will follow in the lobby of Candler Hall
Walter M. Shaub, Jr., former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics, joined Campaign Legal Center as Senior Director, Ethics in July 2017.
On January 8, 2013, President Obama appointed Walter M. Shaub, Jr., as Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE). He was sworn into office January 9, 2013 and announced on July 6, 2017 that he will resign from the position effective July 19, 2017.
Prior to his appointment, Shaub was Deputy General Counsel of OGE, a position he held since 2008. In addition, he served as a supervisory attorney at OGE from 2006 to 2008. From 2004 to 2006, he worked as an attorney with the law firm Shaw, Bransford, Veilleux and Roth, P.C., where he focused on federal employment law. Previously, Shaub served as a staff attorney at several federal agencies, including OGE from 2001 to 2004, the Central Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from 2000 to 2001, the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1998 to 2000, and the VA’s Baltimore-Washington Regional Counsel’s office from 1997 to 1998.
He earned a B.A. in History from James Madison University and a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.
PREVIOUS GETZEN LECTURERS
2006: David M. Walker, Former Director, Government Accountability Office
2007: Alice M. Rivlin, Former Director, Office of Management and Budget
2008: Lee H. Hamilton, Former U.S. Congressman / Co-chair, Iraq Study Group / Former vice chair, 9/11 Commission
2009: Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
2010: Johnny Isakson, U.S. Senator
2011: Thad W. Allen, Retired Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard / Chief Federal Officer, Deepwater Horizon oil spill
2012: Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
2013: Henry J. Aaron, Health care expert and economist, The Brookings Institution
2014: Betsy Fretwell, City Manager, Las Vegas
2016: James Clifford “Jim” Miller III, Former Director, Office of Management and Budget
2017: Charles H. Ramsey, Former Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department / Former Co-Chair, President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing | Watch recording of lecture »
2018: Walter M. Shaub, former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics | Watch recording of lecture »