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Erica Clayton Wright Named Acting Director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced Erica Clayton Wright has been named Acting Director of the Women's Bureau.

Wright has more than 15 years of experience in federal, state and local government serving in various leadership positions. Wright served as the Communications Director for U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, as well as Deputy Director for the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, and Communications Director for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Wright led efforts to identify opportunities and advance programs encouraging the upward mobility of women, and established a technical curriculum for high school students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in engineering, machining, 3D printing, and manufacturing.

"I congratulate Erica Clayton Wright on her new role as the Women's Bureau Acting Director," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. "Erica has passionately dedicated her career to positively impacting the lives of women. I am confident the Women's Bureau will continue to thrive under Erica's leadership."

The Women's Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments. The Women's Bureau is the only federal agency mandated to represent the needs of wage-earning women in the public policy process.

Director Patricia G. Greene returned to the private sector in late April.

May 9, 2019
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Contact: Megan Sweeney
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