Senior Management Team
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 - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance & Budget and the Acting Chief Financial Officer
- Lana T. Hurdle - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs
- Jennifer Funk - Deputy Chief Financial Officer
- Laura M. Ziff - Director, Budget and Program Performance
- Erin P. McCartney - Deputy Director
- Daniel King - Director, Office of Financial Management
- Michael Bouril - Director, Credit Oversight and Risk Management
Office of Budget and Program Performance
Victoria has established and led high-profile organizations and programs in both the public sector and private industry for over 25 years. She is joining the Department of Transportation (DOT) from Ernst & Young, where she served as a Managing Director in the government and public sector practice. Previously, she worked as the director of agency operations for DC Government under Mayor Muriel Bowser. Victoria is no stranger to DOT, having served for many years as a Senior Executive for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). As the Assistant Administrator for Finance and Management at FAA, Victoria directed the agency’s $16.4 billion budget, led a workforce of over 3,000 employees, and oversaw the agency’s financial management, information technology, acquisitions, property, the operations of nine regional offices and the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center. Other senior positions at the FAA include serving as the Acting Deputy Administrator and Chief NextGen Officer as well as the Chief Financial Officer.
Victoria also served as Vice President of Administration and Finance at the Millennium Challenge Corporation in 2010-2011. Other professional highlights include six years at the Office of Management and Budget and work as a research assistant at the Development Bank of South Africa after the first democratic elections in 1994. She holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bryn Mawr College.
Lana Hurdle is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs at the United States Department of Transportation. She is the principal career Deputy and the senior member of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs team. Lana directs the overall budget and program performance process for the Department and supports the leadership team on a wide variety of projects. Most recently, Lana has served as the Department’s Presidential Transition Director providing advice and assistance to the senior career staff in preparing for a change in Administrations.
Since the passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, Lana has been a key resource in the implementation of the Department’s new “Build America Bureau”. When fully implemented, the Bureau will provide a modern center for innovative finance solutions that will support transportation projects throughout the Nation. Lana co-lead the Department’s Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Team charged with implementing the 2009 Recovery Act. This team successfully obligated $48.1 billion on transportation projects throughout the Nation creating jobs and assisting local economies. From 2001 through 2008, Lana served as the Department’s Director of Budget and Program Performance and was responsible for the formulation, justification, and execution of the Department’s annual budget requests.
Lana received the prestigious Meritorious (2006) and Distinguished Executive (2011) Senior Executive Service Presidential Rank Awards for her contributions in budget and financial management throughout her Federal service.
Prior to her assignments at the Department of Transportation, Lana served as the Chief Financial Officer for the United States Peace Corps for three separate Peace Corps Directors. She was the senior financial management official overseeing all financial management services spanning 77 countries world-wide.
Lana began her Federal government career at the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President where she served as Budget Examiner for the United States Coast Guard, the Federal Trade Commission, and the National Transportation Safety Board programs.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1977. Lana lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband Robert. Lana and Robert are active dog foster parents with “A Forever Home Dog Rescue” and are devoted to their canine companions Riesling and Pearl.
Jennifer Funk is the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Deputy Chief Financial Officer, where she is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs/Chief Financial Officer (CFO), as well as to DOT senior leaders, on issues involving the amended CFO Act of 1990 and related financial management reforms. Jen oversees the Annual Financial Statement Audit, Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control Program and manages the financial systems and reporting for the Department. She provides responsible stewardship of the financial resources entrusted to DOT by conducting rigorous and continual oversight of the Department's financial management activities and providing policy and procedural direction to DOT Operating Administrations on financial management matters.
Since joining DOT in 2005, Jen has led the launch of many high-priority, complex programs and initiatives including Federal Spending Transparency, the Department-wide Internal Control Program, and 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.
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. She held progressively responsible roles within the CFO’s office 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-chairs the Award Committee for E-Government (ACE), representing the functional needs of the CFO community as they provide strategic vision and expected outcomes for the portfolio of systems supporting federal acquisition and financial assistance.
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.
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.
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.