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Senior Management Team

Updated: Friday, March 30, 2018

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

Lana Hurdle PhotoLana T. Hurdle, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs

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.


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 is the Director of Financial Management at the Department of Transportation (DOT).  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, completing a three-year phased approach to implementing the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act being one of the first cabinet level agencies to submit data files prior to the reporting deadline.  Ms. Funk is DOT’s Senior Accountable Official for the DATA Act who, on a quarterly basis, must provide reasonable assurance that the agency’s internal controls support reliability and validity of the financial and award data submitted to the Treasury for publication on USASpending.gov.

Ms. Funk began her federal government career in 1990 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.  After graduating from Saint Leo University with a degree in Accounting, she held progressively responsible roles at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and NASA 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.  Ms. Funk is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership in a Democratic Society program.

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) with responsibility for strategic planning and functional governance of the Integrated Award Environment (IAE), a Presidential E-Government initiative managed by GSA, portfolio of systems. The ACE provides a disciplined process and approach to decisions, priorities, and community needs for the IAE systems; resolves conflicts in priorities from other elements of the governance process; and identifies policy or other considerations for OMB decision or actions.


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.

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