“I learned a very interesting lesson at OMB. A senior official, an excellent manager, asked me if I had any questions. I asked him whether, since we were there to implement and ensure the delivery of the president’s policy, there was a cheat sheet on what the president’s policies and priorities were. He walked over to a bookcase, pulled a book off the bookcase, and put it in front of me. It was the federal budget. He said, ‘If it’s funded, it’s a priority.'”
With substantial management experience within the government of the District of Columbia and at the federal level, Daniel M. Tangherlini has served as chief financial officer of the US Department of the Treasury and acting administrator of the General Services Administration. He has focused on cultivating collaboration and innovation between and within government bureaus.