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October 6, 2022

Ms. Janis Coughlin-Piester, Chief Financial Officer and Office Head, Budget, Finance & Award Mang.

Ms. Janis Coughlin-Piester is chief financial officer and the office head in the Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management (BFA) at the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Coughlin-Piester is a member of the Senior Executive Service with more than 23 years of service in the federal government at five executive branch agencies ranging from large cabinet-level departments to smaller independent agencies. She is responsible for budget, financial management, enterprise risk management; financial assistance and acquisition policy; performance management; procurement and grant award actions; award monitoring and audit resolution; and research infrastructure oversight.

Prior to becoming CFO, Coughlin-Piester served as BFA deputy office head for four years. She has also worked at the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Management and Budget, Department of Homeland Security, and the Small Business Administration. She has extensive expertise with the federal budget and appropriations processes, policy development, strategic communication, performance management and leadership.

Coughlin-Piester holds a B.A. in political science and an M.S. in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester. She resides in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two children.

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