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Senior Leadership

Lynn Moaney

Acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Moaney has over 30 years developing and maintaining financial standards across the Federal Government and a proven record of leading organizational initiatives. Experience includes implementation of financial and administrative systems, budget formulation and execution, acquisitions, audit, risk management, shared services, policy development and financial operations support.

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Ms. Moaney is the Acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In her role, she leads the CFO in “ all financial management activities relating to the programs and operations of the agency.” She has direct management of approximately 1,300 of employees located at the Washington D.C headquarters and National Finance Center in New Orleans, LA, Fort Worth, TX, and Kansas City, MO. The USDA is one of the largest civilian agencies in the federal government with over 100,000 employees and over one-third of the non-taxable debt. The financial organization of the agency accounts for over $150 billion in program level funds and over $100 billion in loans. These programs support the areas of forestry and firefighting, farm commodity, food safety, agriculture development, foreign agriculture trade, domestic and foreign nutrition services, rural development, and agriculture research.

In addition to the financial management of the programs at the USDA, Ms. Moaney has responsibility for the National Finance Center (NFC) which is a Center of Excellence and a Human Resources Center of Excellence for the Federal Government. She is serves as the comptroller for the USDA Working Capital Fund (WCF) and Shared Cost programs (SCPs) which includes formulating the $1B WCF budget and $33M SCP budget annually.

Ms. Moaney has held many positions at USDA and other Federal organizations. Prior to becoming the Acting CFO, she served as the Deputy CFO and prior to that, the Associate CFO for Financial Policy and Planning (ACFO-FPP).

 

 

Stanley McMichael

Associate Chief Financial Officer

Stan McMichael is currently serving as the Associate Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Previously, Mr. McMichael was the Director of Administrative Management Division. As the Associate CFO, he is responsible for the centralized control for the preparation of USDA’s consolidated financial statements, external financial reports, and DATA Act compliance reporting. In addition, he provides leadership and direction for budget and finance, procurement, resource management, human capital management, facilities management, COOP, and Emergency Preparedness. He is a native of Washington, D.C. with over 26 years of service at USDA. Mr. McMichael holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University; a Certificate from Georgetown University in Business Administration; and a Certificate in Financial Management from Cornell University. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Law School Program on Negotiation; and a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA.

 

Lucas Castello

Associate Chief Financial Officer

Lucas Castillo is currently serving as the Associate Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Financial Policy and Planning (FPP). As the Associate CFO for FPP, Mr. Castillo maintains oversight responsibilities for USDA-wide development and implementation of fiscal policy, internal controls, administrative operations, as well as budget formulation and execution for shared cost programs and the working capital fund.

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Previously, Mr. Castillo was the Director for the Office of Business and Administration Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of the Secretary, at the Department of Commerce. Mr. Castillo is a proven leader and team builder and has successfully led and managed program assessment and development, implementation of the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP), implementation of the Technology Business Management (TBM) framework, strategic planning, human capital management, information and technology systems implementation, and reengineering initiatives in organizations of up to 400 personnel with budgets of over $700M. Mr. Castillo has held various positions in federal agencies including the Social Security Administration, National Archives, Department of State, Department of the Army, Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of Education Federal Student Aid, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Mr. Castillo is a retired Combat Engineer and served in the United States Army. Highly decorated, he received numerous awards during his deployments and service to our nation including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, graduating Cum Laude, graduated from Leadership for a Democratic Society at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA, and recently graduated from the Key Executive Leadership Program at the American University School of Public Affairs in Washington, DC.

 

 

Vacant Position

National Finance Center Director/Deputy Director

 

Dr Lance Raymond

Director of the Financial Management Services (FMS)

Dr. Lance Raymond is currently serving as the Director for Financial Management Services (FMS). Dr. Raymond is responsible for providing enterprise financial system solutions and related services including financial management reporting, grants management, and operational services for USDA agencies. FMS currently serves 29 agencies and has a staff of approximately 300 employees. FMS is located in New Orleans, LA.

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Prior to joining USDA in June 2020, Dr. Raymond was the Deputy Comptroller/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), responsible for the budget and execution of $9.4 billion supporting Ballistic Missile Defense programs including the Aegis Sea-Based Weapon system, Ground Based Mid-Course Defense System, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), and Sensors, Command, and Control. Prior to MDA, Dr. Raymond spent 14 years with the United States Marine Corps both as a civilian and as an active-duty financial management officer. His last role with the USMC was as the Director Resource Management / Comptroller for the USMC Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA) at Camp Pendleton, CA.

Dr. Raymond holds an undergraduate degree in criminal justice and sociology from the University of Arkansas, an MBA from National University, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Additionally, Dr. Raymond is a certified Defense Acquisition Business Financial Manager (BFM) Level III and a certified DOD Financial Manager (FM) Level III.

 

Tony Priola

Director of the Government Employees Services Division

Anthony “Tony” Priola has over 31 years of experience in managing information technology (IT) systems and services with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Finance Center (NFC). As Director for NFC’s Government Employees Services Division (GESD), he is responsible for processing automated and manual salary payments for USDA and more than 150 other Federal agencies in the Executive and Legislative Branches of the Federal Government. His primary focus is on achieving NFC’s overall mission while maintaining its core functions of software development and maintenance, customer service, and business development and operations in support of NFC’s payroll/personnel, human resource, and insurance lines of business.

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Tony has a broad and deep knowledge in IT policy, statutes, standards, and best practices with a concentration in financial, human capital, and technology management. Tony has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, completed the Key Leadership Certificate Program at American University in Washington, DC, and has successfully completed USDA’s SES Career Development Program. In his 30 years as a public servant, he has a proven track record of success in strategic planning, program and project management, executive leadership, customer service, and obtaining desired results.