Jill Sayenga is the Deputy Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. As deputy director, Sayenga is responsible for providing management and oversight of day-to-day operations at the AO and implementing short- and long-term goals, objectives, and policies.
She previously served as circuit executive for the District of Columbia Circuit for eight years and before that as the deputy circuit executive for ten years. She was responsible for performing circuit-wide administrative and managerial duties, including planning and implementing policies dealing with court operations, security, emergency preparedness, personnel and human resources, space and facilities and budget management.
From 1983-1988, Sayenga was a special assistant to the chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia. She was co-director of the Criminal Code Project of the Committee on the Judiciary for the Council of the District of Columbia from 1981-1982. She served as staff attorney for the project from 1979-1981.
Sayenga graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University, Bronx, New York, where she was Phi Beta Kappa, in 1976. She received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1979.