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Marcus Brownrigg

Federal Human Capital Expert

Strategic Partnerships and Communications Advisor, Office of the CEO

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

Marcus Brownrigg is a recognized Federal Human Capital Expert and seasoned speaker across industry and government. He is an instructor for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Center for Leadership Development and has extensive experience in developing and implementing training on employee and labor relations, as well as managing performance and conduct in the workplace. 


In addition to his public speaking as a Human Capital expert,  Marcus currently serves as the Director of Program Impact and Operations for AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service by working hand in hand with local partners, and tapping the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.  Prior to joining CNCS he served as the Deputy Director for the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) where he managed USDA’s “My Brother’s Keeper” portfolio in response to a White House initiative. Prior to this he served as the Pathways Program Senior Advisor to USDA's Chief Human Capital Officer. In this capacity he was responsible for providing the overall management and administration of USDA Pathways Programs and served as liaison between the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and USDA Mission Area Human Resources Directors (MAHRD's). Prior to this role, Mr. Brownrigg served as USDA's Office of Human Resource Management's (OHRM) Chief of Departmental Human Resources Operations Branch.


In 2012, he served as the Special Assistant to the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources at the Department of Veterans Affairs while on a six month detail as part of the Senior Executive Service candidate development program (SESCDP). He has also held multiple leadership positions at USDA's Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNCS) from 2003 to 2010. Prior to his positions at USDA, he worked at DC Department of Human Services, U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and AmeriCorps. He entered into federal service in 1998 as a Presidential Management Fellow. He received his BA and MPA from Auburn University and he is a graduate of American University's Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program and a graduate of USDA’s SESCDP.

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