Contact: Donna Urschel (202) 707-1639
Contact: Janine D’Addario (202) 707-7153
October 22, 2010
Mary Mazanec Selected as Deputy Director of Congressional Research Service
Daniel P. Mulhollan, director of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), selected Mary B. Mazanec as deputy director of the Congressional Research Service. Mazanec began her appointment on Aug. 30.
In announcing the selection, Mulhollan said, "Ms. Mazanec brings to CRS broad experience in public policy, law and medicine. She has served in multiple leadership positions and her accomplishments demonstrate her ability to integrate the insights of legal and scientific methods, which provide the basis for important aspects of CRS’ analytical work.
"The deputy director plays an instrumental role in overseeing the service’s research and analytic support to congressional committees and members of Congress."
CRS, an administrative unit of the Library of Congress, works exclusively for members and committees of Congress. CRS provides comprehensive research and analyses that are objective, authoritative and confidential on all legislative and oversight issues.
Before joining CRS, Mazanec worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2002 to 2010. Most recently she served as a deputy assistant secretary and director of the Office of Medicine, Science and Public Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
Mazanec also brings to CRS congressional experience. Earlier in her career, she served as a senior policy analyst at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). As a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, she was a senior advisor with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions’ Subcommittee on Public Health.
Mazanec received a bachelor’s degree in pre-med from the University of Notre Dame, summa cum laude; a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University Medical School; and a juris doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University Law School.
# # #