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W. Scott Gould

Assumed office 
April 2, 2009
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Gordon H. Mansfield

Birth name W. Scott Gould
Spouse(s) Michèle Flournoy
Alma mater Cornell University
University of Rochester

W. Scott Gould was confirmed as United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs on April 2, 2009 to replace Gordon H. Mansfield, who resigned from this Office on January 20, 2009.[1]



Prior to his appointment at the VA, Gould was Vice President for "public sector strategy" at IBM Global Business Services. Gould was also Chief Executive Officer of The O'Gara Company, an investment services firm, and COO of Exolve, a technology services company.[1]

Gould is also formerly Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration at the Department of Commerce. He has also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance and Management at the United States Department of Treasury.[1]

As a White House Fellow, Gould served in the Export-Import Bank of the United States and in the Office of the White House Chief of Staff.[1]


Gould holds an AB degree from Cornell University and MBA and Ed.D. degrees from the University of Rochester.[1]

Personal life

Gould is married to Michèle Flournoy, the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. They have three children and reside in the Washington, D.C. area.[1]


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