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Name: McManus, Steve
Current Position: Previous Chief Operating Officer

Steven G. McManus officially assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) on Sept. 25, 2011. AFRH is an independent agency of the Executive Branch of the Federal government that oversees two Continuing Care Retirement Community campuses for qualified veterans, one in Washington D.C., the other in Gulfport, Mississippi. McManus had served as Acting COO since January 16, 2011. As COO, McManus is responsible for all aspects of AFRH’s operations.

A member of the Senior Executive Service, McManus holds a BS degree and an MBA with emphasis in Finance and Accounting. Joining the US Army circa 1976 as an enlisted man, McManus was promoted to the officer ranks, serving mainly in West Germany and stateside. After retiring from the Army in 2001, McManus worked as a senior consultant for the Navy and for a short period as the Deputy Director of the Army’s Working Capital Fund.
In 2002, he joined the Armed Forces Retirement Home and served at the Washington facility as its financial officer, and subsequently as the facility’s Associate Director of Resource Management. Between 2002 and 2008 he served in multiple roles at AFRH, working primarily as the Agency’s chief financial officer with associate roles including the agency’s first inspector general, its chief information officer, and its procurement head.
McManus served as the Interim Director for the Gulfport facility between May and August 2005, and personally led the safe evacuation of residents from Gulfport to Washington, DC, within 24 hours of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall. In March 2008, McManus left AFRH to serve as thecChief financial officer for the Federal Labor Relations Authority. In September 2009, he returned to the AFRH in the newly created Senior Executive Service position of Deputy COO/Chief Financial Officer. In January 2011, with the departure of the former COO, McManus assumed the role of AFRH Acting COO, and was made permanent in September 2011.
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