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Margot Bean

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Margot Bean was appointed head of the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) effective July 25, 2005. She leads an office whose mission is to serve children and families by assuring financial and medical support is available to children through locating parents, establishing paternity and support obligations and enforcing those obligations.

Prior to her current appointment, Bean served in the New York State Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) as senior policy advisor from 1998 until being appointed deputy commissioner and director in 2000. Under her leadership, child support collections in the state reached record levels.

Before joining DCSE, Bean was director of the Guam Office of Child Support Enforcement within the territory’s attorney general’s office. She began her career in the Guam attorney general’s office in 1980 and served as an assistant attorney general in several divisions, including the prosecution, civil litigation and family divisions.

Bean is an attorney licensed in New York and Guam, and is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law and William Smith College. She is a former president of the National Child Support Enforcement Association.