Mr. Benjamin Moncarz currently serves as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Acting Chief Financial Officer. As Deputy CFO, Mr. Moncarz served as an advisor to FEMA leadership and CFO for provides advice and counsel to the Chief Financial Officer and senior FEMA leadership for budgetary and fiscal matters including financial management, accounting policy and systems, management control systems, budget formulation and execution, financial audit, and general management improvement programs.
Mr. Moncarz represents FEMA to the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Management and Budget, and Congressional offices and Committees on related matters, in addition to co-leading an organization of 400 professionals and technical staff. In addition, Mr. Moncarz serves as Chief of the Resource Support Section in the National Response Coordination Center during the response to major disasters. In this role, Mr. Moncarz provides executive-level leadership and support in the areas of emergency response and logistics to impacted disaster survivors. In 2017, Mr. Moncarz provided executive-level leadership in support of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Mr. Moncarz joined FEMA as the Assistant Administrator for Budget in 2015. In his role as Assistant Administrator for Budget, he provided leadership and oversight for the agency’s budget formulation, execution, analysis, and reporting. Mr. Moncarz helped lead the successful rollout and delivery of FEMA’s FY 2017 – 2019 President’s Budgets and has been a tireless champion for FEMA and its workforce, ensuring the Agency served disaster survivors in their time of need. Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Moncarz held a number of leadership positions with the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, including Acting Chief Financial Officer and Budget Director.
Mr. Moncarz was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2015. He holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Economics from Duke University and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. He, his wife Katie, son Asher, and daughter Arlo currently live in Arlington, VA.