Scott M. Lekan serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and the Acting Commissioner of the Office of Child Support Enforcement in the Administration for Children and Families, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Lekan previously served as Assistant Director of Arizona’s Department of Economic Security. In that role, he focused on improving child support program performance through detailed analysis of caseload data and close attention to customer service. While there, he expanded the traditional enforcement toolkit to include fatherhood, employment, and diversionary services. Additionally, he worked in the areas of Economic Security, Division of Aging & Adult Services.
Before joining the Trump administration as the OCSE Commissioner, Lekan worked as a Business Development Manager for Informatix Inc., providing services for child support and other human services agencies around the country.
As the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Lekan serves as the chief operating officer of the Administration for Children and Families and oversees both the Office of Regional Operations and the Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response. Additionally, he works to promote Assistant Secretary Johnson’s goals, including a focus on primary prevention and economic mobility.
Whether in human services, his twenty-one year career in law enforcement, or achieving his B.S. in in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University, and an M.B.A. from California Pacific University, the keys to his success have been strong leadership, lean organization, and a passion for public service.