Acting Deputy Vice President, Administration and Finance
As Acting Deputy Vice President for MCC’s Department of Administration and Finance, Antonio Guzmán advises the Vice President of Administration and Finance on high-level, sensitive and complex matters that require an especially high degree of tact, diplomacy and program knowledge. In this role, he oversees all administrative functions to include contracts and grants, diversity and inclusion, facilities, financial management/budget, human resources, information technology, overseas administration, security, and travel. Mr. Guzmán also provides executive-level leadership and direction to ensure that the goals and objectives of the department are met and that operations are aligned with the strategic direction and priorities of the agency.
Mr. Guzmán also serves as the Managing Director for Human Resources. In that capacity, he sets the vision and direction for the full complement of human capital services and provides executive leadership for MCC’s human resources worldwide.
Prior to joining MCC, Mr. Guzmán served for seven years as the Director of Human Resources for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Since the museum is a public-private partnership, Mr. Guzmán was responsible for both federal and private sector personnel and payroll systems. As the senior-ranking HR professional at the museum, he established strategies and goals and oversaw all HR operations.
Throughout his career, Mr. Guzmán has held a variety of leadership positions throughout the federal government. He served as the personnel officer for the Risk Management Agency (RMA) at the Department of Agriculture. At RMA, he was responsible for two of the president’s management agenda items, Strategic Management of Human Capital and Competitive Sourcing, and achieved and maintained a green status in both scorecards. He also served as chief negotiator for the agency in the 2005 union contract negotiation in RMA headquarters. At the Department of the Interior’s National Business Center, he served as the East Coast branch chief responsible for all HR operations. He was also responsible for workforce planning initiatives under the Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework (HCAAF). At the Department of the Treasury’s U.S. Mint, he was the functional lead in the PeopleSoft payroll implementation project.
Mr. Guzmán began his career in 1992 at the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, where he was the personnel management specialist for several program offices, including research and development and civil rights. He also served as a national recruiter and became instrumental in promoting diversity by reaching out to college graduates nationwide.
Mr. Guzmán received his bachelor of business administration (magna cum laude) and his master of business administration (summa cum laude) from the University of Puerto Rico. He is fluent in Spanish and is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Professionals.