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Helen Tierney

Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer

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Helen Tierney was appointed as the Assistant Secretary, Office of Management at the Department of Veterans Affairs on June 24, 2014.  She was confirmed as the Chief Financial Officer on December 16, 2014.

Ms. Tierney oversees VA’s budget and financial management as well as the Department’s performance management, business oversight, enterprise risk management, and asset enterprise management programs.  Immediately prior to this appointment, she served as the Executive in Charge for the Office of Management. Ms. Tierney joined VA in March 2011 as the Executive Director for Operations in the Office of Management.

Prior to joining VA, Ms. Tierney served in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the Executive Director for Planning, Program Analysis, and Evaluation for the Office of Field Operations in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency.  Before her appointment in DHS, Ms. Tierney served in Army civilian positions in Germany, Italy, Korea, and in the U.S.

Ms. Tierney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Cornell University; a Master of Policy Management degree from the Public Policy Institute (now the McCourt School of Public Policy), Georgetown University; and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (now the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy).

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