William L. Boulden was appointed into the Senior Executive Service on February 24, 2002 as Chief Administrative Judge/Regional Director of the Northeastern Regional Office of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (Board). He supervises the adjudication of appeals from Federal employees, applicants for employment, and retirees working or living in the areas served by the Northeastern Regional Office, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as those within the venue of the New York Field Office, located in Manhattan. As the only Board Administrative Judge with a Top Secret clearance, he also adjudicates classified cases from all regional offices. Chief Judge Boulden graduated with honors from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 1978, having been elected into Psi Chi (the National Psychology Honor Society). He graduated with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 1983, after having won the American Jurisprudence Award in domestic relations law. He graduated with honors from the Naval Justice School in 1984. Chief Judge Boulden is also a graduate of numerous National Judicial College courses. He is admitted to practice before the Maryland Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.