Ingrid Ann Christner Kolb

Director, Office of Management

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Career Highlights: 
Deputy Director, Office of Management, U.S. Department of Energy
Chief of Staff, Associate Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
Chief of Staff, Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Chief of Staff, Budget and Evaluation/Chief Financial Officer, Office of Management, U.S. Department of Energy
Acting Deputy Director, Demand Reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy

Ingrid Kolb was appointed Director of the Office of Management on December 1, 2005. As the Director she leads an organization comprised of nearly 230 employees with a budget of about $55 million. The Office of Management (MA) is the Department of Energy's (DOE) central management organization providing leadership in such mission critical areas as acquisition management and oversight, real property management, and personal property management.  Ms. Kolb also leads the Department’s internal policy and requirements program which develops procedures and processes for DOE organizations and its contractors.  In addition, MA manages the Department's Headquarters complex and provides administrative support to DOE’s 7,000 personnel in the Washington, DC area.  In 2007, she was awarded the President’s Distinguished Executive Service Rank Award.

Previously, Ms. Kolb served as Deputy Director of the Office of Management when it was established in October 2005. She also served as the Chief of Staff to DOE’s Associate Deputy Secretary. In that role, she was responsible for coordinating DOE’s implementation of the President’s Management Agenda and for cross-cutting management issues.

Prior to that, Ms. Kolb was the Chief of Staff to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In that capacity, she managed day-to-day operations of DHS’s budget, financial, accounting and planning functions.

Before joining DHS, Ms. Kolb served at DOE as the Chief of Staff for the Office of Management, Budget and Evaluation/Chief Financial Officer (OMBE/CFO). She coordinated DOE’s implementation of the President’s Management Agenda. She also oversaw DOE’s human resources, budget, financial management, performance management, and procurement programs.

Prior to joining DOE, Ms. Kolb was the Director, Training and Development Center, at the U.S. Department of Education (ED). She was responsible for instituting employee development programs to support accomplishment of ED’s mission and strategic goals. She provided educational services to ED’s 5,000 employees through four training centers located throughout the Nation. In 1997, Ms. Kolb was awarded the Deputy Under Secretary’s Reinvention Award for implementing a comprehensive professional development program at ED.

Previously, Ms. Kolb served as the Acting Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at the Office of National Drug Control Policy. In this capacity, she coordinated the implementation of drug treatment and prevention strategies for the Federal government. She developed drug treatment and prevention policy and represented the United States in international fora on drug policy.

Ms. Kolb was graduated from Sweet Briar College in 1979.