Andrew Maner, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

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Broadcast Date:
Saturday, December 4, 2004

Andrew Maner was appointed by President George W. Bush in January 2004 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the CFO, Mr. Maner is responsible for all budget, finance and accounting, strategic planning and evaluation, GAO liaison, bankcard programs, and financial systems for the Department. He is also responsible for the on-going integration of all those functions within the new Department. DHS is the third largest cabinet agency in government with over 180,000 employees and a budget of nearly $40 billion.

Prior to his present appointment, Mr. Maner served as the Chief of Staff to Commissioner Robert C. Bonner at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In that capacity he was the Commissioner's principal operating officer on enforcement, trade, finance, budget, transition, and management issues. Mr. Maner also served as the Director of CBP's Transition Management Office (TMO). The TMO led CBP's complex operations and mission support merger between portions of the former U.S. Customs, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, Agricultural Plant Health Inspection Service and the U.S. Border Patrol and included over 42,000 employees within dozens of functions.

Previously, Mr. Maner served as a Vice President at ICG Commerce where he led the company's capital raising and partnership efforts and later its central region sales and operations. He was also a partner with Aligne, Inc., and held positions at the Chicago Board of Trade and in the Financial Institutions Group at A.T. Kearney.

Mr. Maner served in the first Bush Administration in the White House Press Office and later accompanied former President Bush to Houston, Texas to serve as Director of Press and Political Affairs for the former President and Mrs. Bush. He later served as Special Assistant to the United Nations Envoy to Somalia in Mogadishu where he assisted with political, military, financial and trade development efforts.

Mr. Maner is a graduate of Purdue University (B.A.) and J.L. Kellogg School of Management (MBA). He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Julie and two sons, Cole and Alexander.

"This year we’re focused on visibility and common steps of financials that we can review and execute against. It comes down to having an integrated system such as eMerge2 that will provide better visibility on what is spent and what programs work."

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The Business of Government Hour is a weekly conversation about management with a government executive who is changing the way government does business. Join host Michael J. Keegan as he speaks to guests about their careers, their agencies, agency accomplishments, as well as their vision of government in the 21st century.

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