Sylvia I. Garcia serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). In that role, she advises the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on budget, policy, and management issues and serves as a key liaison for DOT to Congress and outside stakeholders.Ms. Garcia provides oversight of DOT�s more than $70 billion budget and serves as the Vice Chair of the Department�s Credit Council, overseeing its loan portfolio of more than $10 billion. Prior to December 2012, Ms. Garcia served as DOT�s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget.Before joining DOT, Ms. Garcia was a professional staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. Her portfolio included several DOT operating administrations and the monitoring of Recovery Act expenditures, focusing on the $8 billion provided for the High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail grant program and the $2.5 billion provided for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.Ms. Garcia has a Master�s Degree in Public Service Management from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelor�s Degree in Social Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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