By Erik Wasson - 04/15/13 06:03 PM EDT
Burwell currently works in the private sector as the head of the charitable Wal-Mart Foundation. Despite some liberal objections to Wal-Mart's anti-union activiites, her association has not drawn fire from liberal senators.
The West Virginia native would replace acting director Jeff Zients, who also serves as the deputy director for management and who is widely expected to leave OMB soon. Jack Lew left as the head of OMB in 2012 to become Obama's chief of staff and he now serves as the secretary of the Treasury.