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GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
MAYOR WILLIAMS NAMES LEADERSHIP TEAM
Valerie Holt, CPA
Valerie Holt has been nominated as Chief Financial Officer the District of Columbia by Mayor Anthony A. Williams. She is responsible for comprehensive financial management of the District of Columbia. Specifically, the CFO is responsible for maintaining fiscal stability, and the accountability and integrity of District Government finances.
Ms. Holt served as Director of the D.C. Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority from October 1996 through May 1999. In this position, she was responsible for a broad range of issues including budget, financial management, procurement, technology, legislation, public finance and infrastructure management to support the District's fiscal recovery and management reform.
Prior to serving with the Control Board, Ms. Holt served as Associate Chief Financial Officer and Interim Treasurer for the D.C. Office of the Chief Financial Officer. She was responsible for addressing a diverse array of financial management problems during a period of significant fiscal distress. As interim Treasurer, the District demonstrated its credit worthiness and obtained reasonable rate financing for short-term debt.
Ms. Holt also served as D.C. Controller and Deputy D.C. Controller from November 1989 through December 1994. From August 1988 through October 1989, Ms. Holt served as Deputy Director and Controller for the D.C. Department of Public and Assisted Housing.
In addition, Ms. Holt has held senior positions with Watson Rice and Company, the D.C. Council Budget Committee, Deloitte, Touche & Co., as well as Ernst, Young & Co.
Ms. Holt is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Ben Franklin University and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Eastern Michigan University. Ms. Holt has received national recognition for her financial reporting and auditing skills. She served as chairman of the Government Finance Officers Association's prestigious Committee on Auditing, Accounting, and Financial Reporting. She also received the Anna Lee Berman Award for Outstanding Leadership in Government Finance.
Charles C. Maddox
Charles C. Maddox has been nominated as Inspector General of the District of Columbia by Mayor Anthony A. Williams. The Inspector General is responsible for preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in District programs and operations.
Prior to his nomination as Inspector General, Mr. Maddox served as General Counsel to the District of Columbia Inspector General. In this position, he was the principal legal advisor to the Inspector General in all areas of the Office's operations, including providing specific advice and guidance to both the audit and investigation divisions of the office. He also served as the Freedom of Information Act Officer, the Ethics Counselor, Legislative Liaison, Public information Officer for the Office of Inspector General, Liaison to the Office of Corporation Counsel, and the U.S. Attorney's Office on issues of law, regulation, procedure or policy.
Prior to coming to the District, Mr. Maddox was Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division, from July 1997 to April 1998.
From April 1995 to July 1997, Mr. Maddox served as Inspector General of the Peace Corps. He managed a staff of auditors, inspectors, and criminal investigators for a federal organization with over 7,000 Volunteers located throughout 92 countries and 12 domestic offices. He independently supervised the conduct of audits, inspections and investigations worldwide.
Mr. Maddox served at the Department of Health and Human Services for 14 years. He was responsible for security for four HHS Secretaries, and served as Chief of Inspectors in the Criminal Inspections Division of the Department's Office of Inspector General. He also served as Regional Inspector General for Investigations in the Washington Field Office, where he oversaw investigations of criminal, civil, and administrative violations regarding program fraud, scientific misconduct, conflict of interests, and contract fraud within three Federal Agencies.
In 1970, Mr. Maddox joined the United States Secret Service, and was assigned to the White House Protective Detail under Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter. He also conducted and supervised field investigations covering the full range of fraud, forgery, electronic fund transfers, counterfeiting activities, intelligence gathering, cold target and controlled undercover assignments in various cites throughout the country.
Prior to joining the Secret Service, Mr. Maddox served in the U.S. Air Force Military Police. Mr. Maddox is a Vietnam veteran.
Mr. Maddox graduated from Northern Virginia Law School and is a member of the Virginia Bar. He holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from George Washington University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Virginia Union University.
Norman S. Dong
Norman S. Dong has been named as Interim City Administrator of the District of Columbia by Mayor Anthony A. Williams. He is responsible for handling the day-to-day operations of the city to translate the Mayor's vision into the practical reality of how the government operates. He is also responsible for resolving problems between agencies and providing supervision and support for agency directors.
Mr. Dong served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Management until his appointment as interim City Administrator. In this prior position, Mr. Dong was responsible for coordinating implementation of short-term plans with agency directors to produce rapid, visible improvements in service delivery.
Mr. Dong served as Director of the Office of Grants Management and Development from March of 1998 to January of 1999. Under Mr. Dong's leadership, OGMD became one of the first District agencies to adopt a competitive service model that forces the office to operate more like a business.
Prior to becoming Director of OGMD, Mr. Dong served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, where he worked with Mr. Williams and his senior management team to improve staffing, processes, and systems to transform the District's financial organization into a performance-based, results-oriented operation. These efforts resulted in a clean audit for FY 19997, a balanced budget two years ahead of schedule, and an increase in tax collections by tens of millions of dollars.
Mr. Dong has also worked for the Federal Government as Special Assistant in the Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Policy Development and research. Mr. Dong directed the U.S. national preparations for the Second Global Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II). Mr. Dong also played a leading role in President Clinton's National Homeownership Strategy, which focused on increasing homeownership among low and moderate-income communities.
Before joining HUD, Mr. Dong served as Special Assistant for Finance and Accounting in the office of the State Comptroller in Connecticut.
Mr. Dong earned a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Yale College.
District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 1999
|CONTACT: Jim Davison
Today, Mayor Anthony Williams nominated Valerie Holt as the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia. Since Valerie is currently a Director with the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority (Authority), I thought it appropriate for me to lend my voice in support of her nomination.
I worked with Valerie Holt eleven years ago on the Rivlin Commission; I was very impressed with her work. The Commission relied upon her to understand the District's complex financial reporting and financial management structure. She also provided several recommendations that ultimately led to cost reductions and thus savings for the District. Besides her background in finance, her extensive knowledge of government operations was an asset in the Commissions assessment of the District. In fact, she informed the Commission of the urgent necessity to replace the financial management system and to replace the District's aging payroll system.
Valerie has mastered the technical skills that support budget development, economic forecasting, financial management and reporting. Since being named Chair of the Authority, I have found her a very capable and seasoned financial officer.
I would like to single out a few of her Authority projects for special mention. She was instrumental in reducing the cost to the city of the parking management contract by $1,500,000 after the original effort stalled. She was involved in management reform projects for the Department of Public Works, and developed strategy papers on performance budgeting. She also was a member of the selection team for the new financial management system. And, I might add, her recent work with the budget has really been terrific.
Although we on the Authority will miss her, she's not going far, and her excellent work will still benefit the District and its citizens.
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