Lasheeco Graham was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer for the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) on January 14, 2024. As a key member of VBA’s Senior Leadership team, Lasheeco provides expert advice and counsel in all financial management matters related to the $197 billion budget. The budget supports operations for more than 36,300 employees focused on providing benefits and services to Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families in a way that honors their service to the Nation. She leads a team of 310 employees and is responsible for providing executive oversight and direction of VBA’s budget, finance, accounting, enterprise risk management, and fraud, waste, and abuse operations.

Prior to joining the Office of Financial Management, she served as the Assistant Administrator for Budget for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). She was responsible for leading 40+ employees focused on planning, programming, budgeting, execution and defending FEMA’s $68 billion budget in support of nearly 20,000 employees dedicated to helping people before, during and after a disaster in conjunction with 10 Regions and 56 State, Local, Territories and Tribes across the US.

Before joining FEMA in 2019, Lasheeco was a Senior Vice President with Spartan Business & Technology where she was recruited to lead a team of 14 to improve complex programs at the Defense Health Agency. She oversaw the development, implementation, and sustainment of policies, governance, and internal control processes required to enhance agency accountability and provide accurate financial statements of general property and equipment.

Lasheeco is a retired Air Force Colonel who developed executive-level skills and acumen over her 25-year career. She has exceptional enterprise budget and program integration knowledge and skills involving multi-billion-dollar appropriations. Her broad professional perspective spans strategic and operational assignments focused on the federal planning, programming, budgeting and execution process. She culminated her career as the Director, Financial Management and Comptroller, HQ, Air Force Reserve where she managed $5 billion annually, supporting 70,000 Reservists, 333 aircraft, across 9 installations.

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