David Garner was appointed Associate CFO for the Public Safety and Justice Cluster (PSJC) in August 2018. He directs the daily fiscal operations for the 24 public safety and justice agencies. This includes the formulation and execution of the combined $1.2 billion operating budgets and $328 million six-year capital budgets.
Prior to joining the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Garner had more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. He previously served as finance director for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, where he managed an 800-employee division and $200 million annual operating budget. He also served as the chief financial officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), where he managed multiple divisions and oversaw an annual budget of $3 billion. As CFO, he defended the USCIS’s budget requests and reauthorization proposals before the Office of Management and Budget and Congressional Appropriations and Oversight Committees.
Prior to joining USCIS, Garner was at the Kellogg Company’s world headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan. He spent 15 years in key leadership and financial management positions throughout North America. While at Kellogg, he played a major role in acquiring the Kashi Company, a leading natural and organic foodmaker. He spent five years as the CFO for the newly acquired Kellogg’s subsidiary, with over $800 million in revenue and $100 million in operating profit.
Garner holds an master's in finance and economics from Mississippi State University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mississippi State University. He was a member of the inaugural Department of Homeland Security Capstone cohort and is a graduate of the University of Virginia Federal Executive Institute.