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Gordon McDonald

Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Office of Budget and Planning

Gordon McDonald was appointed deputy CFO for the Office of Budget and Planning (OBP) in January 2008. As deputy CFO for OBP, he provides overall management for the development and execution of the District’s $15-billion operating budget and $8-billion Capital Improvements Plan.

McDonald is a 35-year veteran of OBP who began his career in District government as a supervisory budget analyst, where he performed budget formulation and execution for public safety, and governmental direction and support for District agencies. He became associate deputy CFO in October 1997.

Prior to joining the District government, McDonald worked for Exxon Company USA as a financial analyst, where he formulated and monitored the operating budget for Exxon’s Eastern Region Division.

During his tenure with OBP, the District produced 24 consecutive balanced budgets and received 17 “Distinguished Budget Presentation” awards from the Government Finance Officers Association for the District’s annual budget document.

McDonald has received numerous awards, including the CFO Award for “Sustained Budget Quality in the FY 2001 Budget,” CFO’s “Special Act Award,” and CFO’s “Sustained Superior Performance Award,” and the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Award for Distinguished DC Government Employees in 2011.

McDonald is a graduate of Howard University, Washington DC, where he earned a master's in business administration, finance, and a bachelor’s in business administration. He is a member of the Government Finance Officers' Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers.