Doug Webster

The Honorable Doug Webster is a retired Air Force officer with a subsequent quarter century working both in and consulting to the federal government. He has served as Director of Government-to-Government Risk Management at USAID and Deputy Director of the DoD Business Transformation Agency. As a Senate-confirmed Presidential appointee, he has served as CFO of both the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Education. As a federal leader in Enterprise Risk Management, he convened the first ever cross-agency meeting of federal executives interested in ERM. He led that group to the convening of the first Federal ERM Summit in 2008, and the founding of the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM) in 2011. He served as the association’s first president and currently serves as the AFERM Treasurer. As an adjunct professor, Dr. Webster has taught strategic planning, financial management, managerial accounting, and business ethics, and designed and taught the first course in ERM for George Washington Univ. He has co-authored or co-edited four books, including: Activity Based Costing and Performance (1994), Chasing Change; Building Organizational Capacity in a Turbulent Environment (2009), Managing Risk and Performance A Guide for Government Decision Makers (2014), and Value-Based Management in Government (2020). He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and his certifications include CGFM, RIMS-CRMP, PMP, and CGEIT.