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Ann Orr

Ann Orr
Acting Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Ann Y. Orr is the acting director of PBGC. Previously since June 2021, Orr has served as the chief policy officer overseeing the coordination of policy development, research, and legislative affairs, as well as agency communications and interactions with PBGC stakeholders. Orr was the acting director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service from 2019 to 2021.

Orr served as chief of staff at PBGC from 2011-2019, where she helped manage top agency priorities and provided strategic advice to the director and agency officials. She also served as liaison to the Board of Directors, White House officials, and Congress.

Previously in her career, Orr worked at the National Endowment for the Humanities, where she served as chief of staff. Additionally, she spent 10 years on Capitol Hill as a professional staff member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

Outside of her work in government, Orr was the executive director of two private-sector foundations: the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation and The National Trust for the Humanities. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.

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