Dr. Jamie M. Morin is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C. He serves as the Air Force’s Chief Financial Officer and principal adviser to the Secretary of the Air Force on all financial matters. He is principally responsible for exercising the comptroller and financial management functions of the Air Force, which include preparation of the Air Force budget, directing cost and economic analysis programs and oversight of accounting and finance operations, systems and reporting. In this role, he oversees the financial management team responsible for providing financial management necessary for the effective and efficient use of Air Force resources, to include more than 680,000 military and civilian personnel and a budget of more than $119 billion.

From 2003 until his current appointment, Dr. Morin was a member of the professional staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget. In this capacity, he served as the committee’s lead analyst for the defense, intelligence, and foreign affairs budgets, responsible for drafting the relevant sections of the congressional budget resolution and advising the Senate on enforcement of budget rules. Additionally, he advised the Chairman of the Budget Committee on the full range of national security issues.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Morin served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as an economic development strategist with the firm J.E. Austin Associates, where he worked on projects for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Dr. Morin’s academic research focused on U.S. national security policy, particularly the role of Congress in defense budgeting and policy making. He held in-residence fellowships at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs and at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, where he conducted research for the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment. He also served as a policy adviser on President Obama’s defense transition team. He was confirmed as the 21st Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller on June 19, 2009.

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Doug Criscitello was sworn in as HUD’s CFO on February 16, 2010, bringing with him 25 years of experience in government budgeting and finance. As CFO, Doug oversees the Department’s financial management activities by playing three primary roles: 1) Chief Accountant and Budgeteer – aimed at ensuring HUD properly controls, spends, and accounts for taxpayer dollars; 2) Financial Risk Manager – directed at identifying and planning for financial risks, including analytically focused work involving the Department’s credit and insurance, rental assistance, grant, and other programs; and 3) Taxpayer Advocate – focusing on ensuring taxpayer impacts are given substantial consideration in the development of HUD’s policies and operating procedures.

The common thread of his career is public sector financial management. Within government, he has served in a number of financially involved positions at both the federal and local levels. His most recent position in the public sector was as the founding Director of the New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO), a municipal government agency modeled after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to provide nonpartisan, objective research and analysis of NYC’s budget. Prior to IBO, Doug spent a number of years as a career civil servant in the federal government focused on financial management and budgeting at the Small Business Administration where he led the establishment of that agency’s CFO office, the Office of Management and Budget where he served as a budget examiner in the Housing, Treasury, and Financial Institutions Division, and at CBO where he worked as a budget analyst in the Budget Analysis Division.

From 2000 until his appointment at HUD, Doug worked in the private sector as a consultant and service provider to the federal government. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, he helped establish a public sector financial services practice to support federal financial stabilization initiatives. For most of the past decade, Doug worked in JPMorgan’s Governments Institutions Group, where he provided relationship management and operational, investment banking, and financial advisory services to U.S. government agencies and related entities along with multilateral development banks based in Washington DC.

Doug holds a Master of Science degree in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester.

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