Denise D. Wofford named Director of Public Records & Repositories
Issue No. 665 - May 25, 2017


Acting Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple Claggett has appointed Denise D. Wofford to the position of director of Public Records and Repositories (PRR), U.S. Copyright Office. The appointment is effective May 28, 2017.


As Director, Wofford will be responsible for carrying out major provisions of Title 17, including establishing Copyright Office records policy; ensuring the storage and security of copyright deposits, both analog and digital; recording licenses and transfers of copyright ownership; preserving, maintaining and servicing copyright-related records; researching and providing certified and non-certified reproductions of copyright deposits; and maintaining the official records of the U.S. Copyright Office.


“Denise has a strong background in information technology and she is an experienced and effective manager,” said Temple Claggett. “Denise will be a tremendous asset in this position as we work toward modernizing our information technology and operations generally.”


AWofford had served as the deputy director of the Copyright Technology Office since 2010. Before joining the Copyright Office, she worked at the Treasury’s Management Office of the OCIO, the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Bureau, and at Peace Corps. Prior to starting her career in the federal government, Wofford served as the information technology manager at the Graduate School, USA. Wofford began her career as a software developer. Her experience outside the government covers a variety of industries such as publishing, manufacturing, consulting, and banking.


Ms. Wofford holds a MS in Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland University College and a BS in Business Administration & Information Technology from Appalachian State University.