White House Author
Former Controller of the Office of Management and Budget
Danny Werfel served as former Controller of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As former Controller, he was responsible for coordinating OMB's efforts to initiate government-wide improvements in all areas of financial management, including financial reporting, improper payments, real property management, financial accounting standards, grants management, and financial systems. Mr. Werfel took on an expanded role within OMB, leading the coordination of OMB’s efforts in the areas of Federal procurement, information technology, and personnel policy and performance management.
Prior to his position as Controller, Mr. Werfel served in multiple capacities within OMB, including Deputy Controller, Chief of the Financial Integrity and Analysis Branch, Budget Examiner in the Education Branch, and Policy Analyst in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Werfel also served as a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. Mr. Werfel is a recipient of both national and local awards from the Association of Government Accountants for his contributions to Federal financial management. He was the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service in 2008. Mr. Werfel also served as a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Werfel holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Duke University, a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelors Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.