SSA Commissioners

Nancy A. Berryhill

Commissioner Berryhill

Acting - January 21, 2017–June 17, 2019

On January 23, 2017, Nancy A. Berryhill became the Acting Commissioner of Social Security. Previously, Ms. Berryhill served as the Deputy Commissioner for Operations, Social Security’s largest component. Prior to that position, Ms. Berryhill served two years as the agency’s Regional Commissioner for the Chicago Region and five years as Regional Commissioner for the Denver Region. Ms. Berryhill began her Social Security career as a GS-2 student employee. In her 40 years at the agency, she has held many frontline positions, including Claims Clerk, Service Representative, Claims Representative, Operations Supervisor, District Manager, and Area Director for the State of Illinois.