RRB Appoints Daniel J. Fadden as Director of Administration
The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has appointed Daniel J. Fadden as its Director of Administration, effective January 2, 2021.
Since February 2013, Mr. Fadden has been serving as the agency’s Director of Field Service, overseeing the RRB’s national network of 53 field offices that provide direct service to railroad employees and their families.
In his new position, Mr. Fadden will supervise RRB units that provide administrative and management support for the agency, including human resources, facility management, procurement, and public affairs. He will report directly to the agency’s three-member Board.
In addition, he will continue to serve as the RRB’s Senior Executive Officer, a position he has held since August 2016. In that capacity, he chairs the agency’s Executive Committee, coordinating development and implementation of agency policy.
An RRB employee since 1983, Mr. Fadden’s primary experience has been working in the agency’s field service, including more than 6 years as a claims representative in the Chicago District Office at the beginning of his career. He has also served as Chief of Field Communications and Analysis, and Deputy Director of Field Service.
Mr. Fadden attended Loyola University Chicago, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983. A native and current resident of Oak Lawn, IL, he and his wife, Maureen, are the parents of a son and a daughter.
He replaces Keith B. Earley, who had been Director of Administration since April 2012. Mr. Earley retired in December 2020 after more than 37 years of RRB service.
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An independent federal agency headquartered in Chicago, the RRB administers about $13.3 billion a year in benefits under the federal Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Acts covering the nation’s railroad workers and their families.