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Mark Seiler

NOAA Chief Financial Officer

Mark Seiler has over 20 years of experience in budget, finance, and accounting in the Federal government. He began his career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) processing loan applications for rural telecommunication organizations, before moving on to developing budgets for all USDA rural development programs. He then joined the U.S. Department of Justice budget office to lead a team that analyzed, prepared, and distributed the Department of Justice’s monthly rent expenses. After two years, he became the Budget Director for the Veteran’s Benefits Administration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and was responsible for policies, plans, regulations, procedures, and standards, with respect to managing the formulation, presentation, and execution of the VA Housing and Insurance Benefit Programs.

Mr. Seiler joined the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 2009 as the Budget Director for the Office of Financial Stability (OFS) and was responsible for the development and management of the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) budget, an annual administrative budget of $400 million, and the administration of a national housing modification program. In 2011, he was promoted to Deputy CFO of OFS, taking over responsibility for OFS's financial statement audit, accounting, and internal control environment. In 2014, Mr. Seiler joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as the Chief Financial Officer responsible for an almost $6 Billion budget funding the Nation’s premier environmental intelligence agency, supporting U.S. economic growth and job creation, enhancing public safety, and protecting and managing natural resources.

Mr. Seiler received Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, and lives in Kensington, Maryland with his wife and two daughters and Rufus (red lab). He enjoys barbecuing, exercising and spending time with his family.