Maureen Wylie
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Maureen Wylie

Chief Financial Officer SAGE Co-Chair

Maureen Wylie served as Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from July 2014 to December 2019, when she retired and ended her nearly 35-year career in the federal government. She was responsible for all budgeting and financial management for the agency, as well as a critical leader it’s Project Aim and Transformation efforts.  

While at NRC, Ms. Wylie spear headed efforts to create authoritative data not just for financial management, but also for nuclear reactor and materials program management. She conducted multi- year business process change initiatives that transformed how the agency charged fees to licensees and made the application of data analytics possible. As a member of the government-wide Chief Financial Officers’ Council, Ms. Wylie served as its representative on the Technology Business Management Executive Steering Committee (ESC), leading the first full adoption of information technology cost transparency in support of that Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) goal. She was also integral to the Financial Data Transformation (ESC), bringing together the Council’s data and information efforts associated with several CAP goals and with efforts to improve transparency in budgeting, financial management, and performance goals.  

She previously served as the Chief, Resource and Operations Management for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Department of Commerce from January 2012 through July 2014. She was the principal executive for all matters related to the NOAA’s Corporate Services. Prior to that assignment, she also served as NOAA’s Chief Financial Officer from 2004. During that period, she led financial management and budgeting for the largest bureau of the Commerce Department as it responded to increasing mission demands in its critical weather, satellites, and fisheries regulatory functions.  

Ms. Wylie also served as the G8, Resources Army National Guard (ARNG), responsible for resource management for the Army National Guard from October 2001, capping nearly twenty years as a Department of the Army civilian in a variety of resource management, base realignment and closure, and facilities management roles. Special assignments during this period included stints at HQ, US European Command J-5, the Congressional Research Service, and the House Armed Services Committee Staff.  

A recipient of many awards while with the Army, including the Pace Award for leadership in 1994, she received a Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award in 2009 and the NOAA  

Administrator’s award in 2011. Ms. Wylie is the recipient of the Association of Government Accountants 2020 Elmer Staats Award, which recognizes a federal leader who exemplifies excellence in government financial management, outstanding leadership, high ethical standards, and innovative management. The award honors the cumulative achievements of an individual who throughout their career has served as a role model for others.  

She began government service in 1985 as an Army Presidential Management Intern. 
Ms. Wylie graduated with honors from Rutgers University with a BA in Political Science in 1982, from Yale University with an MA in International Relations in 1984; and was a 1999 Distinguished Graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, with an MS in National Resource Strategy. She is also a member of the 1997 class of the Defense Leadership and Management Program and a 2001 graduate of the Federal Executive Institute.