John Gibbs, a senior adviser at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, has received President Trump's nomination for the role of director of the Office of Personnel Management, Axios reported Sunday. Gibbs, if appointed, would succeed Dale Cabaniss who resigned from the OPM leadership post in March.
Cabaniss served as OPM's director from September 2019 to March this year. Gibbs, her potential successor, would lead OPM in efforts to address workforce issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Michael Rigas, the agency's deputy director, leads OPM on an acting basis.
Gibbs' career includes engineering work with Apple and technology advocacy efforts as a missionary in Japan.