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Deputy Director Named at AO
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., has named Jill Sayenga deputy director of
the Administrative Office. She joins the AO from the Court of Appeals for the
District of Columbia, where she was circuit executive.
In announcing the
selection, the Chief Justice noted, “Jill is familiar with the challenges facing
the Administrative Office through her service as a circuit executive, and I am
confident she will bring to her new position the same energy and hands-on
management skills that made her such a success as a circuit executive in meeting
the needs of judges.”
As deputy director, Sayenga will be responsible for
providing management and oversight of day-to-day operations at the AO and
implementing short- and long-term goals, objectives, and policies.
is very experienced in the federal court system and its operations,” said AO
Director James C. Duff. “She has the demeanor, experience, and skills to assist
the AO both internally and externally as we fulfill our mission to serve the
courts. She will be a great asset to the AO.”
Sayenga has served as
circuit executive for the District of Columbia Circuit for eight years and
before that as the deputy circuit executive for ten years. She was responsible
for performing circuit-wide administrative and managerial duties, including
planning and implementing policies dealing with court operations, security,
emergency preparedness, personnel and human resources, space and facilities and
Sayenga was a special assistant to the chairman of
the Council of the District of Columbia from 1983-1988. From 1981-1982, she was
co-director of the Criminal Code Project of the Committee on the Judiciary for
the Council of the District of Columbia. She served as staff attorney for the
project from 1979-1981.
Sayenga graduated summa cum laude from Fordham
University, Bronx, New York, where she was Phi Beta Kappa, in 1976. She received
a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1979.