Edward Benthall Named NTSB Chief Financial Officer
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The National Transportation Safety Board issued the following news release:
National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart announces the selection of Edward Benthall, Jr. as NTSB's Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Benthall has served as Acting CFO since January and has been the agency's Deputy CFO since 2011. He has served a critical role in effectively managing the agency's budget of more than $100 million dollars.
Mr. Benthall is a seasoned financial and management expert, working for more than 20 years in government, corporate, and public accounting. His diverse background includes experience in consulting, auditing, bank examination, and information systems. He came to the NTSB in 2001.
"Ed's efforts have contributed to more than a decade of consecutive clean audit opinions and completion of Government Accountability Office recommended actions," said Acting Chairman Hart. "He has been instrumental in establishing the sound financial management that NTSB has today."
Prior to working as Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Benthall served as the NTSB's Chief Financial Management and Quality Assurance Officer. In that capacity, he developed a strategic plan for establishing solid financial policies and procedures. The plan enhanced the agency's organizational performance management, improved agency-wide internal controls, and strengthened the NTSB's working relationships with other agencies and with Congress.
Mr. Benthall holds a Master's degree with an emphasis in management information systems, and a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in accounting, both from Bowie State University. He has also attended executive programs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, the Federal Executive Institute, and the Office of Personnel Management.
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