Mr. Kalwant (Kevin) Smagh, is the Director of the Strategic Business Initiatives (SBI) Unit, a direct reporting unit to CDC’s Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Kevin is the agency deputy chief risk officer and lead for implementing enterprise risk management and governance, directing compliance reviews and monitoring, conference oversight, agency liaison to the HHS office of the inspector general office of investigations, and guiding the federal managers financial integrity act across the CDC portfolio. Additionally, he is responsible for managing CDC’s federal advisory committee act program and providing analysis and management for CDC’s policies, records management, delegations of authority, and reorganization processes.
Past CDC leadership positions include assignments as Director, Office of Finance and Accounting Services in the Office of Financial Resources and agency senior travel official, and as a division Deputy Director for Management and Global Operations in the Center for Global Health. Kevin came to CDC in 2012 from the Air Force where he completed a 20 year career as an active duty officer. His military assignments included audit and finance, commanding two Air Force squadrons, serving as the military assistant to the Air Force’s Chief Financial Officer at the Pentagon, overseas assignment in Japan, and deploying to the Middle East supporting overseas contingency operations. Organizations he led earned recognition for excellence from the Air Force and the Department of Defense, and he culminated service as the commander of the top financial organization in the Air Force.
Kevin is a graduate of the Air Force Academy, holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Oklahoma, and a Masters in Military Operational Art and Science from the USAF’s Air Command and Staff College. He completed executive education at the Harvard University Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative program. He is married and has two grown sons.