Mr. Chris Kraft currently serves as the Assistant Administrator for Financial Systems in FEMA’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). In this role, Mr. Kraft serves as the principal advisor to the CFO regarding the consolidation and integration of integrated mission-essential financial, acquisition, and asset management systems. The financial systems modernization initiative is a key strategy to achieve compliant financial management (FM) services and optimize FM operations across the diverse DHS systems. The OCFO ensures the funds necessary to carry out the Department’s mission are obtained, allocated, and spent in support of the Department’s priorities and in accordance with law and policies.
Mr. Kraft previously served as the Deputy Director of the DHS-wide FSM program, where he led the effort to move DHS components to modern integrated financial, procurement, and asset management systems. His leadership was instrumental in moving the Transportation Security Administration to a modern system in October 2020 and preparing the United States Coast Guard to successfully migrate in November 2021.
Mr. Kraft formerly served as the Program Manager of the FEMA FSM program. Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Kraft oversaw several modernization projects for the Department of the Interior, Interior Business Center. Mr. Kraft began his federal career in 2011 as the Assistant Director, Financial Systems, at the Department of Justice, Executive Office for US Attorneys. Mr. Kraft also has experience with several Big Four accounting firms and large commercial companies, including SiriusXM where he served as the Vice President of Corporate Solutions.
In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Decision Sciences/Management Information Systems from George Mason University, Mr. Kraft holds a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University School of Law.