Deputy Director of Operations
Iyauta Green is the deputy director of operations for the United States Copyright Office. She was appointed to the position effective March 13, 2023.
Green assists the Assistant Register and Director of Operations with financial management, business and administrative operations, and strategic planning for the Copyright Office. This includes financial and budget operations, procurement, and statutory royalty investments and disbursements. The Office of the Assistant Register and Director of Operations (ARDO) oversees five sections comprising finance and budget, human capital, materials control and analysis, acquisitions and deposits, and product management. Working with the other divisions, ARDO manages special projects, including the modernization of Copyright Office systems and processes.
Before joining the Office, Green served as the associate deputy assistant secretary for risk management and regulatory affairs in the Office of Housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). There she managed five divisions and oversaw business transformation in the areas of risk management, human resources, contracts and procurement, administration, and operations. She also developed the enterprise risk management process for the Office of Housing and spearheaded vendor procurement for credit and operational risk oversight for the Office of Housing and the Federal Housing Administration program. Prior to that, she was the deputy director and acting director of the Office of Policy Development and Coordination at HUD, where she worked closely with the Office of the Inspector General to resolve outstanding audits and specialized in stakeholder and community development. Previously, Green spent sixteen years at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of the Secretary, the Office of the Deputy Secretary, and the Office of Finance and Operations, serving in various capacities. From 2003 to 2004, she served as an advisor to the DC Public School Board.
Green earned a bachelor of arts degree in policy studies from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a master’s degree in public administration from American University. She’s earned two certifications from Management Concepts in federal financial management, auditing track, and grants management, federal oversight track, and she is a graduate of the Excellence in Government Fellows program. She also holds training certificates in risk management and public sector leadership.