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Glenda Barfell, MS, Director Office of Management

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Glenda Barfell

Glenda Barfell is the Assistant Commissioner for Regulatory Management Operations within the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She leads a wide range of technical and administrative operations for ORA’s 5,300 managers and employees, including human resources, employee and labor relations, space management for 234 nationwide facilities, performance management, ethics, directing more than 1,000 acquisitions, and is responsible for budget formulation and execution of $1.1B, which includes multiple user fees, programs, project and activities.

Prior to joining ORA, Ms. Barfell served for eight years as the Head of Contracting Activity and Director of Acquisitions for the FDA, leading a nationwide contracts and grants office responsible for negotiating more than 7,000 actions valued at $2B annually. She has also held contracting officer positions at the FDA and at various other federal agencies. 

Ms. Barfell holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in marketing, management, and human resource management.

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