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Chief Diversity Officer

Lisa Casias

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 
U.S. Department of Commerce 
Lisa Casias was named the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration (DASA) within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration (OCFO/ASA) effective March 6, 2016.  In this role, she is responsible for a broad range of department-wide functions, including acquisition management, privacy and open government, facilities and environmental quality, civil rights, human resources management, and security. 
Immediately preceding her assignment as the DASA, Ms. Casias served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Director for Financial Management.  As Deputy CFO, she was responsible for financial management and accounting throughout the Department; for preparation of the Department’s annual consolidated financial statements; for development and implementation of a Department-wide integrated financial system; and for providing policy, oversight, and guidance for personal property, fleet management services, and travel and conference-related expenditures.  
Ms. Casias joined the Department in November 1991 as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Financial Statements Audits in the Office of the Inspector General before moving to the OCFO/ASA, Office of Financial Management, as the Deputy Director for Financial Policy.   
Prior to her federal government career, Ms. Casias was an audit supervisor with an international public accounting firm. 
Ms. Casias is a Certified Public Accountant and holds her BBA in public accounting from Pace University.  She is the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Distinguished Rank Award and has served as the National President of the Association of Government Accountants.