CFO Senior Management Team
To provide leadership, advice, and guidance to the Secretary in the development, implementation, and administration of the Department’s budget, financial management, and performance management.
To continually improve the financial management, budget formulation and execution, and program performance of DOT.
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. Read professional bios for the CFO and the Deputy Assistant Secretaries.
- Victoria B. Wassmer - Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs and Chief Financial Officer
- Joseph H. Jarrin - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance and Budget
- Saesha Carlile - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs
- Jennifer Funk - Deputy Chief Financial Officer
- Laura M. Ziff - Director, Office of Budget and Program Performance
- Erin P. McCartney - Deputy Director
- John D. Giorgis - Director, Performance, Evidence, and Enterprise Risk
- Devin Ure - Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
- Daniel King - Director, Office of Financial Management
- Michael Bouril - Director, Office of Credit Oversight and Risk Management
Office of Budget and Program Performance
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.
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.
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.
Performance, Evidence, and Enterprise Risk
John D. Giorgis serves as the Director of Performance, Evaluation, and Enterprise Risk and the Department’s Risk Officer, Evaluation Officer, and Performance Officer Designate. He manages the implementation of key Departmental performance, evidence-building, evaluation, and enterprise risk management (ERM) activities required by the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA) and the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act).
John was Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis at the Federal Transit Administration from 2012 to 2023, where he oversaw strategic planning, performance measurement, program evaluation, and data analysis. He also oversaw the development and implementation of FTA’s transit asset management rulemaking; modeling public transportation investment needs for DOT’s biannual Conditions and Performance Report to Congress; and the National Transit Database, which collects comprehensive data reports from every transit system in the country. He originally joined FTA in 2005 as a Presidential Management Fellow and was the National Transit Database Program Manager from 2007 to 2012.
John spent the first six years of his career as an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics working on a number of transportation-related industries for the Producer Price Index Program. During that time, he was also chairperson of the United States Subcommittee on Transportation and Warehousing in discussions with the governments of Canada and Mexico on developing the North American Product Classification System.
John grew up near Buffalo and Syracuse in upstate New York; he holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and geology from Case Western Reserve University and a master’s degree in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Office of the Secretary of Transportation CFO
Devin Ure has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Office of the Secretary within the Office of the Secretary (OST), where he has led the budget and financial management for the OST programs and offices. He oversees the budget formulation and execution of an estimated annual budget of over $5 billion, directed the internal controls, financial reporting, and financial policy. Devin has been instrumental in implementing the OST Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) programs and has led efforts in data visualization across the Department to better showcase the funding received with the BIL.
Devin joined government as an MBA Fellow for the Department of Labor in 2008 and worked as a budget analyst for Job Corps. He later joined the Department of Transportation (DOT) in 2012 as a financial analyst for the Office of Financial Management where he managed a $30 million budget for the upgrade of the DOT’s financial management system. Devin also served as a budget analyst for the OST-CFO and led the financial integration of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) from an independent bureau to an office within the OST. Devin recently led the Volpe Transportation Center Working Capital Fund (WCF) in budget and financial management with an estimated annual budget of $400 million.
Devin received his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Utah Valley University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Devin is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).
Devin and his wife Nicole have four children, Jonas, Alyvia, Anderson, and Charlee.
Office of Financial Management
Daniel King has served as the Director of the Office of Financial Management since 2019, where he is the principal advisor to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer, as well as to DOT senior leaders, on issues involving the amended CFO Act of 1990 and related financial management areas. Dan oversees the Annual Financial Statement Audit, Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control Program and manages financial systems and financial reporting for the Department. He provides responsible stewardship of the financial resources entrusted to DOT by conducting rigorous and continuous oversight of the Department's financial management activities and providing policy and procedural direction to DOT Operating Administrations on financial management matters.
Dan joined the Office of Financial Management as a Systems Accountant in 2009 and also served as the Associate Director for Financial Reporting and Internal Controls from 2015 – 2019. Dan has led the launch of many high-priority, complex programs and initiatives including the establishment of the Department’s Enterprise Risk Management Program and the Department’s transition to a new travel system and travel card provider. Dan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Longwood University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Office of Credit Oversight and Risk Management
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.
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.