Sean Brune

Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Social Security Administration

Sean Brune was appointed the Chief Program Officer (CPO) for Information Technology (IT) Modernization in August 2017. As the CPO, Sean has end-to-end accountability for IT modernization at the Social Security Administration. Prior to his current appointment, Sean was the Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance, Quality, and Management (BFQM) from November 2015-August 2017. In this role, Sean shared responsibility with the Deputy Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer for providing executive leadership for the following agency programs and operations: acquisition and grants; anti-fraud programs; audit liaison; budget; business improvement; enterprise risk management; facilities and logistics management; financial policy and operations; quality review; and security and emergency preparedness. Sean also shared accountability for an over $940 billion program budget and an over $11 billion administrative budget. Sean began his career with the Social Security Administration in 1999 as a Presidential Management Intern. After advancing through progressively responsible positions at Social Security headquarters in Baltimore, Sean became the Deputy Associate Commissioner for Electronic Services in 2005. Prior to Federal service, Sean held positions in secondary education and non-profit management. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Bucknell University and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore. Sean is also an alumnus of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA and has participated in the Executive Education curriculum at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Brookings Institute. Sean lives in Towson, Maryland with his wife, Karyn, and their three children.


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