Hager also was senior vice president for human resources at federally chartered mortgage buyer Freddie Mac. Between his stints at Freddie Mac and VA, he was associate administrator in the Office of Capital Access at the Small Business Administration, where he managed a variety of investment programs.
During a 15-year stint at Banc One Corp., Hager oversaw a large hiring wave like the one projected to hit the federal government in the coming years as baby boomers retire. The Columbus, Ohio-based holding company, which has since merged with JPMorgan Chase, expanded from 7,000 to 50,000 employees during Hager's tenure.
The nomination requires Senate approval. According to the White House personnel announcement, Mr. Hager will take office as Acting Director when Ms. Springer leaves office on August 13.