Comptroller Bruce Sheaffer has selected Jennifer Madello to serve as deputy comptroller for the National Park Service.
“Jennifer has all the attributes needed to make her successful in this position,” said Sheaffer. “She has a strong accounting and budget acumen and an extraordinary understanding and appreciation of the programs and culture of the NPS; and is not only willing, but enthusiastic about the prospect of being the comptroller’s deputy, knowing well the challenges presented by this position.”
Jennifer has spent her nine-year NPS career in the budget field, starting as a budget analyst in the Budget Formulation Office then in the Budget Execution Office at the Washington level.
As an analyst, Jennifer was involved in all aspects of budgeting, including formulation, execution, and finance. Jennifer also served on various task forces, such as the Scorecard Advisory Group. Jennifer took a detail to the Midwest Regional Office in 2005, and in 2009 was selected as the finance officer for National Capital Region.
“I greatly value the experience I gained at the regional level,” she says. “It gave me a deeper understanding of the budget and finance issues faced throughout the service.”
Jennifer also spent some time at De Soto National Monument in Bradenton, Florida, assisting the park with a business plan.
In October 2010, Jennifer assumed the position of chief of budget formulation for the National Park Service. Shortly after, the Office of Strategic Planning was absorbed into the Budget Formulation Office, making Jennifer responsible for strategic planning and performance requirements for the NPS.
As chief of budget formulation and strategic planning, Jennifer has overseen all budget submissions to Congress and worked with the Department of the Interior and OMB to formulate, justify, and submit the annual budget justifications. Jennifer also served as the primary manager on appropriations hearings, for DOI Office of Budget, OMB, Congressional, and White House requirements, and on other special assignments from the comptroller.
She has been the Washington Office advisor for all regional budget formulation matters, and has also served as a primary subject matter expert for the blueprinting and implementation of the new financial and business requirements system.
In her new position, Jennifer will represent the NPS at the departmental level as the budget officer and will oversee all branches of budget in the Comptroller’s office including formulation, execution, construction, and business requirements and systems.
“There are a lot of changes coming and I'm excited to be able to work with all the great folks in budget to implement them in a positive way, with service to the parks in mind,” she says.
In 2001, Jennifer earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park. She lives in southern Maryland with her fiancé and son. In her free time, she loves reading Stephen King novels, taking her son to visit national parks, and cheering on the Washington Redskins.