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Eddie C. Riley

Chief of Staff

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Mr. Eddie C. Riley

Eddie C. Riley serves as the chief of staff for the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization Integration Office (EHRM IO). Mr. Riley is responsible for the oversight and direction of all human resources, business operations, financial management, communications, legislative affairs and strategic planning for EHRM IO. He organizes and prioritizes critical issues for efficient decision making for program management, engagement strategy and fiduciary responsibilities to multiple stakeholders.

Mr. Riley previously served in the Office of the Secretary, where as the director of administrative operations he led human resources, budget, logistics acquisition and IT and provided overall support to VA’s top leadership. He has also served as the director of VA’s Veteran Employment Services Office. There, he was responsible for expanding and enhancing recruitment programs to increase the percentage of Veteran employees in VA and the federal workforce.

Mr. Riley’s 37 years of military, entrepreneurial and federal experience have established him with broad and diverse insight with oversight for diverse, geographically dispersed workforces and multi-billion-dollar budgets. He served 21 years combined on active duty and in the Air Force Reserve.

As a Veteran, business owner, government consultant and federal employee, he has successfully led teams across diverse fields and disciplines, including equal employment opportunity, alternative dispute resolution, public affairs and marketing and strategic planning. He also managed a variety of human resources functions, including recruitment, staffing and training in organizations with budgets of over $1 billion. He is committed to leveraging his broad experience with employment in the government and private sector to advance the EHRM IO mission of transforming health care for Veterans and revolutionizing health care for all.

Mr. Riley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a Master of Arts in communication from the University of Oklahoma.

Page last updated on April 8, 2022

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