FEEA’s Executive Director to Retire After 30 Years

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After 30 years with the organization, the executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) is retiring. Steve Bauer was a founding board member back in 1986 and stepped up to be FEEA’s first executive director in 1989.

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve the federal sector for my entire adult life – first as a federal employee myself, and then as part of FEEA for the last 30 years,” said Bauer. “I am deeply committed to ensuring federal employees are taken care of in the moments when it matters most.”

Image of new executive director of FEEA Joyce Warner

Incoming FEEA executive director Joyce Warner

In conjunction with the announcement of Bauer’s retirement, FEEA also announced today that it has named Joyce Warner to succeed him on October 3. Warner currently serves as IREX’s Executive Vice President for Global Programs.

Prior to being appointed as FEEA’s executive director, Warner oversaw IREX’s Global Programs Group, which includes the Communities & Governance, Education, Leadership, Media & Information, and Youth practices.

As Executive Vice President, she ensured that the design and implementation of IREX’s programs achieved the greatest possible impact and advanced IREX’s mission and strategy.

The Global Programs Group currently has over 300 employees and programming in 100 countries. During Warner’s time at IREX, she led IREX to be named in The Non-Profit Times as one of the “50 Best Non Profits to Work For.”

“I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity to lead an organization focused on protecting the peace-of-mind and wellbeing of this nation’s dedicated civil servants,” said Warner. “Federal employees are America’s backbone, and given the opportunity to support those that devote their careers in service to the American taxpayer is truly an honor. I look forward to building on Steve’s 27 years of tremendous leadership of FEEA.”

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