Werfel Gets the Nod
on July 30, 2009 at 06:14 PM EDT
Today, I am proud to announce that the President will nominate Danny Werfel to be the new Controller of OMB’s Office of Federal Financial Management (OFFM). Danny is currently Deputy Controller and in this capacity has served as Acting Controller during this critically important transition. His leadership in implementing the Recovery Act is just one example of his stellar work over many years – work that led the Administration to recognize what those who have worked with him have known for years: Danny’s an extraordinarily able public servant.
The role of the Controller at OMB is a critical one. Danny will be working closely with our Deputy Director for Management, Jeff Zients, in implementing the President’s ambitious agenda to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the federal government. The Controller, in managing the day-to-day operations and longer term strategic priorities of the Chief Financial Officers’ Council, serves as the federal government’s catalyst for financial management improvement. The Controller is also responsible for coordinating OMB’s policy setting process on areas such as financial reporting, audits, internal controls, fraud and error reduction, and grants management. He makes sure that taxpayer dollars are being spent on what they’re meant to be spent on.
In his current role as Deputy Controller, Danny is responsible for coordinating OMB's efforts to initiate government-wide improvements in all areas of financial management, including financial reporting, improper payments, and real property management. He is also responsible for coordinating the development of government-wide policy on financial accounting standards, grants management, and financial systems.
Danny has spent his career working to improve the lives of others through federal service. He has spent 12 years working for the federal government, 10 of which have been at OMB. Prior to becoming Deputy Controller, Danny served as the Chief of the Financial Integrity and Analysis Branch within OMB, as a budget examiner in OMB's Education Branch, and as a policy analyst in OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
Please join me, Jeff, and Deputy Director Rob Nabors in congratulating Danny Werfel on his well-deserved promotion – pending Senate confirmation – to Controller at OMB.