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.