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Meet James Tyler, Chief Financial Officer

James TylerJay Tyler brings 25 years of federal financial management experience to FDA.  As the CFO, Jay is responsible for all budget and financial operations, Office of Acquisition and Ethics. In addition to his role as CFO, Jay will also serve the agency’s Designated Financial Compliance Officer (DCO) and Designated Ethics Counselor (DEC). 

Most recently, Jay was the Director of the Financial Management Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  At CDC, Jay was responsible for the comprehensive budgetary policy and financial operations program for CDC’s multi-billion dollar budget.  While at CDC, Jay led efforts to obtain authority for CDC to establish its first Working Capital Fund to finance the provision of administrative services, led the implementation of CDC’s first position based management system that integrates staff and budget planning, and led the implementation of CDC’s multi-year budget forecasting system. 

Prior to CDC, Jay was the Budget Director for the U.S. Census Bureau where he successfully led budget operations in support of the multi-billion dollar 2010 Census of Population and Housing.  Prior to CDC and Census, Jay was the Deputy Budget Director for the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.  Jay has also held senior financial analysts positions at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Treasury Department. Jay is a graduate of the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Executive Institute, Leadership for a Democratic Society Program.  Jay earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Morgan State University and is a Certified Government Financial Manager.