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Tuesday, April 19

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Dr. Jamie M. Morin
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Financial Management and Comptroller

Dr. Jamie M. Morin is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C. He serves as the Air Force's Chief Financial Officer and principal adviser to the Secretary of the Air Force on all financial matters. He is responsible for providing the financial management and analytical services necessary for the effective and efficient use of Air Force resources, to include more than 680,000 military and civilian personnel and a budget of more than $160 billion. He is principally responsible for exercising the comptroller and financial management functions of the Air Force, which include preparation of the Air Force budget, directing cost and economic analysis programs, and oversight of accounting and finance operations, systems and reporting.

From 2003 until his current appointment, Dr. Morin was a member of the professional staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget. In this capacity, he served as the committee's lead analyst for the defense, intelligence, and foreign affairs budgets, responsible for drafting the relevant sections of the congressional budget resolution and advising the Senate on enforcement of budget rules. Additionally, he advised the Chairman of the Budget Committee on the full range of national security issues.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Morin served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as an economic development strategist with the firm J.E. Austin Associates, where he worked on projects for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Dr. Morin's academic research focused on U.S. national security policy, particularly the role of Congress in defense budgeting and policy making. He held in-residence fellowships at the University of Virginia's Miller Center for Public Affairs and at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, where he conducted research for the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment. He also served as a policy adviser on President Obama's defense transition team. He was confirmed as the 21st Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller on June 19, 2009.

Wednesday, April 20

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Ms. Joan Causey
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Financial Management and Comptroller

Joan Causey, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Assistance Secretary for Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C. Ms. Causey is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force senior staff on all issues involving the amended Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 and related financial management reforms. She is responsible at the executive level for ensuring the Air Force compiles with legislative and executive financial management mandates leading to the effective and efficient use of Air Force resources. Additionally, she is responsible for management of human resources and technology solutions for the Air Force financial management.

Ms. Causey began her federal career in 1996 as a key punch operator. She served in a variety of financial management positions until she entered the Accountant Training Program in 1985 at McClellan AFB, California. Ms. Causey has more than 39 years experience in federal financial management. Prior to assuming her current position, she was the Director, Financial Services, Air Force Financial Services Center, Ellsworth AFB, S.D., with responsibility for the centralization of travel and military pay support for Air Force active duty military, civilian and Reserve personnel.

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Mr. Dave Weinberg, Colonel, Air Force (Ret.)

Col (ret) Dave Weinberg is currently a Principal with Kearney & Company out of Alexandria, VA. He works to support the Air Force Financial Management and leads business development for Air Force Financial Management in the Region. Additionally, he is owner and sole proprietor of DaveSpeak and was named employee of the year for 2008. Mr. Weinberg was formerly the Comptroller, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. He was responsible for providing the $8 billion financial resources required to recruit and assess Air Force personnel and provide them military, technical and flying training to replenish Air Force combat capability. A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, he served as the A-8, Director, supporting the war fighters and responsible for the $1.5 billion spent throughout the 38 sites within the area of responsibility. He has a BS in Accounting from Clemson University, SC and a MA in Public Administration from Troy State University, AL. His comptroller assignments include nine years in finance, ten years in budget, five years as a commander, and five years as a comptroller at all levels of staff. Command Accounting and Finance Officer of the year three times, Air Force Accounting and Finance Officer of the year twice, Command Comptroller of the year once. He is active member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, having served as past president to four separate chapters and has a CDFM.


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