Pamela D. Hanes, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was named to this position in July 2012. Reporting directly to NASA’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Deputy CFO for Finance is responsible for Agency Financial Operations including the requisite policies, controls, analyses and presentation for NASA’s financial data, systems, and reports.
Prior to accepting her current position, Ms. Hanes served as CFO for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Ala., where she led the office responsible for managing an annual budget of approximately $2.6 billion for one of NASA's largest field installations. Ms. Hanes was responsible for development, implementation and administration of integrated resources management at MSFC, including all aspects of planning, programming and budgeting processes, along with guidelines for distributing funds. She was also responsible for the MSFC's factual, legal and integrated financial reporting and control system that ensures accountability of funds and other resources.
Before accepting the MSFC CFO position, Ms. Hanes was deputy director of the Budget Office in the Office of the CFO at NASA Headquarters in Washington from September 2005. She supervised a wide variety of financial and budget operational activities and special project initiatives. In addition, she was appointed to lead the agency's Financial Integration Team addressing NASA's critical financial management challenges.
In 2002, she was manager of the Integrated Financial Management Program's Administrative Systems Implementation Projects Office at MSFC. The program is an agency-wide effort to modernize NASA's financial and administrative systems process by introducing new software systems and business processes. In 2000, she was named manager of the program's Core Financial Project Office, responsible for implementing agency-wide standard business processes and systems to support NASA's financial management functions.
In 1997, she was named chief of the Systems and Processes Office in the Office of the CFO at MSFC, leading the design, development, coordination and implementation support of new financial and resource management systems, along with the update or revision of existing systems. She also was deputy project manager of the Integrated Financial Management Project.
Ms. Hanes was chief of the Financial Systems Division at MSFC from 1992 to 1997. She led the interpretation of government budgetary regulations and analysis of how regulatory changes affected the center's financial management. In 1991, she was chief of the Government Accounting Branch at Marshall, processing payments for travel and transportation expenses.
From 1989 to 1991, she was a systems accountant in MSFC's Financial Systems Division, where she studied and analyzed systems within and outside the center, researching ways to improve its financial systems. She joined NASA as an operating accountant at MSFC in 1982.
Ms. Hanes earned a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1985 from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Her NASA awards include a Manned Flight Awareness Award for dedication to quality work and flight safety; six Sustained Superior Performance Awards; two Special Service Awards; a NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal; and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, recognizing significant, sustained performance characterized by unusual initiative or creativity. In 2007, she was honored by President Bush with a Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executives for her outstanding achievements at NASA. One of the highest honors given for government service, it is presented annually to a select group of senior federal executives who have provided exceptional service and leadership in some of the most critical positions in federal government.