OCFO Leadership

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Scott Soles, Principle Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Soles is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years of experience in internal and external financial auditing, consulting, and finance operations. He has experience as a Senior Special Financial Projects Analyst and has previously served in roles at global Fortune 500 companies, one of the world’s leading accounting firms, and as a sole proprietor. Mr. Soles earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) from Southwest Texas State University.

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Lynn Moaney, Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Lynn Moaney is the Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Lynn Moaney has rejoined USDA as the Associate CFO for Financial Policy and Planning, where she 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. Ms. Moaney has over 25 years of experience in developing and maintaining financial standards and a proven record of leading organizational initiatives. She most recently served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to that, she worked in OCFO Financial Operations from 2001-2006 and was instrumental in implementing the Department's legacy Foundation Financial Information System (FFIS).

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Stanley McMichael, Associate Chief Financial Officer

Stan McMichael is currently serving as the Associate Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Financial Operations. 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.

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Lucas Castillo, 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.

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.

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Calvin W. Turner Jr., Director of the National Finance Center

Calvin W. Turner Jr. is the Director of the National Finance Center (NFC). Mr. Turner joined NFC in October 2011, as the Deputy Director, and most recently, he was the Acting Director. Prior to joining NFC, Mr. Turner had more than 20 years of leadership experience in the banking industry with Whitney National Bank, Hibernia National Bank, and the Federal Reserve Bank. He was also an Associate Instructor with the University of Phoenix at the New Orleans campus, and he was the owner of two small businesses. Mr. Turner is active in the community and frequently volunteers as on-air talent with WYES TV/Channel 12 Public Television to help raise money with their pledge drives, and he has served on the boards of numerous local community organizations. Mr. Turner has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and an undergraduate degree in Business Management and Communications.

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Anita Adkins, Deputy Director of the National Finance Center

Anita R. Adkins was named the Deputy Director for the National Finance Center in January 2018. Ms. Adkins is responsible for providing executive leadership in planning, developing, and administering all administrative management services, program policies and operational support for the Office of the Director and the National Finance Center.

She previously served in Rural Development as the Director for Human Resources, Rural Development since August of 2013. Prior to that appointment, Ms. Adkins held various positions in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies including Senior Advisor and Director of Human Resources Policy in the Office of Human Resources Management, and worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Forest Service, as well as the Department of the Army, Defense Logistics Agency, and the Veterans Administration.

Ms. Adkins holds a M.A. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a B.A. from Central Texas University.

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Tony Priola, Director of the Information Technology Services Division

Anthony “Tony” Priola has over 30 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 Information Technology Services Division (ITSD), he develops and manages policies and processes for the Enterprise Information System Architecture. Mr. Priola’s team supports the information infrastructure, including engineering and operation of all platforms, management of the NFC network and communication functions, database administration for all platforms, and desktop support for all users.

More importantly, his staff manages the IT security program that supports NFC in accordance with the Computer Security Act, Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), USDA, and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. 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.

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Director of the Government Employees Services Division

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