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Doug Criscitello

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Doug Criscitello is the Executive Director of MIT’s Center for Finance and Policy. He is working to advance the new Center to study and enable informed action on issues such as global systemic risk, financial services industry regulation and government involvement in the capital marketplace. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Previous appointments include serving as chief financial officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Doug was nominated by President Obama and directed the execution of HUD’s financial management program, including analytical work involving the department’s credit and insurance programs. He also served as the inaugural director of the New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO), a municipal agency designed to provide nonpartisan, objective research and analysis of NYC’s budget. Earlier in his career, Doug worked at the Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional Budget Office where he focused on issues impacting public sector financial institutions. In the private sector, he has worked at JPMorgan Securities Inc., where he provided operational, investment banking, and financial advisory services to government agencies, and as a consultant at Grant Thornton LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Doug is a Fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and a strategic advisor to Government Executives (SAGE) at the Partnership for Public Service.

He received his BA and MS in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester.