Denise Patterson McKenney serves as a Commissioner with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation
Service (FMCS) in the Office of ADR and International Dispute Resolution. As a collateral
duty, she also serves as the Agency’s Director of Equal Employment Opportunity. Her areas of expertise include mediation of collective bargaining agreements between unions and management, workplace employment disputes; training design/delivery, conflict coaching and systems design. Ms. McKenney has also served as an experienced facilitator for area labor management committees. Her international experience includes travelling to Germany and Japan to train chaplains of the United States Air Force. She has trained labor attaches in Panama and Hungary. Ms. McKenney has also served as an instructor in Thailand for the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University and has provided training and consultative services to labor-management dispute practitioners in Haiti.