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Doody’s Done

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Dan Doody is resigning in June, leaving the House for an executive position at a government consulting firm.

[IMGCAP(1)]CAO Dan Beard announced Doody’s departure Monday evening in a letter to CAO staff. Doody’s last day is June 20.

“Dan’s service to the House … was always marked by his notorious attention for detail, his unflagging work ethic and his commitment to making the CAO the kind of place for which we are proud,” Beard wrote.

Doody’s responsibilities are broad and integral, from helping handle the budget to overseeing operations. He is the No. 2 official at the CAO, which has a staff of 600 who handle everything from child care to vending services.

Ali Qureshi, director of CAO Advanced Business Solutions, will take over as acting deputy CAO.

“He’s one of the most stand-up folks I ever met,” said Qureshi, who has worked for the CAO for five years. “I emulate what Dan does. He has this unrealistic calm about himself.”

Qureshi is making a bit of a jump. His current job focuses on IT issues, including oversight of the House servers and payroll systems. But in taking over for Doody, he will have a “broader responsibility,” he said.

CAO spokesman Jeff Ventura said the office hasn’t yet established a timeline for a search for Doody’s permanent replacement. But Qureshi said he is excited to at least temporarily take over the position — and will probably apply for the permanent job.

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