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Alan Karnofsky, Chief of Staff

Alan Karnofsky is the Chief of Staff for the Department of General Services as of October 2023. In this role, Mr. Karnofsky oversees the Office of External Affairs and Office of Legislative Affairs and assists with agency messaging, community and DC Council relations, special projects, and more.

Previously, Mr. Karnofsky was the Senior Deputy Director and Chief Strategy Officer for the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES). In this role, Mr. Karnofsky oversaw the Office of Youth Programs, Office of Labor Market Research and Performance, and Office of Training and Professional Development. Before this position, Mr. Karnofsky was Deputy Chief of Staff for DOES, where he oversaw the Office of Federal and Legislative Affairs and helped to coordinate agency-wide events while also assisting the Director in the coordination of strategic goals and ensuring efficient and effective delivery of DOES programs and services.

Within these roles, and with his past experience working directly for the Executive Office of the Mayor and the Office of the City Administrator, Mr. Karnofsky has fostered positive relationships with the Mayor’s office and DC Council. Additionally, Mr. Karnofsky regularly connects with constituents to ensure their needs are met and works to improve internal agency and program efficiencies by leading process improvement initiatives.

Mr. Karnofsky is a Ward 7 Marshall Heights resident. He is a Master of Public Administration graduate from American University, with a concentration in State and Local Management. Mr. Karnofsky graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Mr. Karnofsky grew up in North Carolina and loves running, working out, and playing tennis.

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