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Senior Management Team

Overview

The CFO's Office is led by a strong team of experienced managers who work to provide sound budget development, disciplined performance review, rigorous financial management, and responsible credit administration for the Department. Below are the professional bios for the office's senior management team. To read professional bios for the CFO and the Deputy Assistant Secretaries, click here.


Office of Budget and Program Performance

Photo of Laura ZiffLaura M. Ziff, Director

Laura M. Ziff serves as the Director of the Office of Budget and Program Performance. In this role, she oversees the development, implementation, and administration of the Department’s budget for ten operating administrations and the Office of the Secretary. Ms. Ziff joined the Office of Budget and Program Performance in 2002 as a budget analyst covering multiple operating agencies and the Highway Trust Fund. She has also served as the office’s Deputy Director from 2008 to 2009.

Background

Ms. Ziff began her Federal career at the U.S. Coast Guard, where she worked on performance management issues. Prior to joining the Federal government, Ms. Ziff worked for the Council for Excellence in Government and the National Cooperative Business Association.

Ms. Ziff holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University.


Photo of Erin McCartneyErin P. McCartney, Deputy Director

Erin P. McCartney serves as the Deputy Director of the Office of Budget and Program Performance. In this role, he oversees the development, implementation, and administration of the Department’s budget, including ten operating agencies and the Office of the Secretary. Mr. McCartney has worked at the Department of Transportation since 2010 when he became Budget Director for the Federal Transit Administration. From 2013 to 2016 Mr. McCartney served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the Federal Railroad Administration.

Mr. McCartney began his Federal government career in 1998 as a program examiner at the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President.  During his time at OMB, he oversaw programs at the Department of Transportation, the Federal Emergency Management Administration, and the Small Business Administration.

Mr. McCartney holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in Public Financial Administration from Indiana University.


Office of OST Chief Financial Officer

photo of Lisa J. MacecevicLisa J. Macecevic, Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Secretary of Transportation

Lisa has been with the Department of Transportation since February of 2016.  Prior to joining DoT, Lisa worked in the Office of the Comptroller at the Department of Defense overseeing budget formulation and systems.  Lisa also worked in the Budget Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs overseeing health and benefits programs for Veterans.  Lisa previously served as the Budget Director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement within the Department of Homeland Security.  She started her Federal career at the Office of Management and Budget, working in both legislative review and budget and management oversight.  Lisa has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh.


Office of Financial Management

Photo of Jennifer FunkJennifer Funk, Director

Jennifer Funk serves as the Director of Financial Management, where she is responsible for developing financial policy, overseeing the Annual Financial Statement Audit and Internal Control Program, and managing the financial systems and reporting for the Department.  Since joining the Office of the Chief Financial Officer in 2005, she has led the launch of many high-priority, complex programs and initiatives including Federal Spending Transparency, the Department-wide Internal Control Program, and most recently, the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act.  In 2009, Ms. Funk received the Secretary’s Silver Medal for strengthening DOT’s risk assessment and internal control programs to ensure the safeguarding of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. 

Background

Ms. Funk began her federal government career in 1991 as a cooperative education student at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center and her first position was an entry-level accountant.  She held progressively responsible roles at NASA’s Langley Research Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, and Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  In these positions, she provided advice, leadership, and policy direction in various financial accounting, audit, accountability, and reporting matters including the depreciation and capitalization valuation of assets and software.

Throughout her career, Ms. Funk has actively championed the creation of government-wide coalitions to tackle a number of seemingly intractable Government-wide issues.  Most recently, she co-chaired the Financial Assistance Committee for E-Government (FACE), representing the functional needs of the Federal financial assistance community as they work toward grants data standardization.

Jen received a degree in Accounting from St. Leo College.  She and her husband, Paul live in Ellicott City, Maryland with their children, Samuel and Ava, and their horse, Daizy.


Office of Credit Oversight and Risk Management

Photo of Michael BourilMichael Bouril, Director

Michael Bouril serves as the Director of the Office of Credit Oversight and Risk Management.  Mr. Bouril plays a key role in the execution and oversight of the Department’s more than $16 billion innovative finance portfolio by managing the Secretary’s credit oversight team and Credit Council. He also ensures the Department’s credit policies are consistently implemented across the operating administrations' innovative finance programs. Prior to assuming his current duties, Mr. Bouril spent five years as a credit program analyst in the Office of Budget and Program Performance, where he advised the Chief Financial Officer on loan applications and credit policy and assisted in the development and execution of DOT’s budget of more than $70 billion.

Background

Mr. Bouril began his Federal career with the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, where he worked as a financial analyst on the Maritime Guaranteed Loan program. 

Mr. Bouril holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Business Administration from George Mason University.

Updated: Monday, January 30, 2017
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