Jeff DeWit was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 14, 2018, to serve as NASA’s Chief Financial Officer. As NASA CFO, DeWit ensures the financial health of the agency, which includes effectively employing agency resources toward the achievement of NASA's strategic plan. He manages the organization's budget and fiscal operations, directs the preparation and submission of annual financial and budgetary reports, and coordinates agency financial management activities with other federal agencies.
Portrait of Jeff DeWit
Portrait, NASA Chief Financial Officer Jeff DeWit, Monday, April 9, 2018, NASA Headquarters in Washington.
Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls
DeWit comes to NASA from Arizona state government, where he was elected in 2014 and served as State Treasurer, a role in which he was responsible for the oversight of more than $15 billion in state investments and more than $32 billion of annual inflows and outflows. DeWit also served as the chairman of Arizona’s State Board of Investment and State Loan Commission, and as Surveyor General.
DeWit’s career in finance began in 1992 at one of the largest brokerage firms in the country, moving up quickly to become one of Smith Barney’s youngest fully-licensed investment professionals.