Andrew Hunter, Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Strategy, Budget, and Performance, joined NASA in 1988. Prior to his position with the Office of the NASA Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Hunter served as Director of Resources, for NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate from 2005 to 2010. Prior to that position, he was Budget Director for the Earth Science Program for 7 years. Mr. Hunter has had several leadership development activities including a detail with the CFO of the National Geographic Society, and as Deputy for Human Resources at Langley Research Center. Mr. Hunter spent three years working in the independent assessment group within NASA’s Office of the Comptroller where he co-led several Independent Annual Reviews of major agency programs whose status was briefed annually to the Deputy Administrator. Mr. Hunter also served as an analyst in the Office of Human Space Flight for several years and started with NASA as a Presidential Management Intern with the Space Shuttle Program. During this period he also spent a year detail at the Executive Office of the President’s Office of Management and Budget, and 6 months working with the Spacelab project office at Marshall Space Flight Center.
Mr. Hunter graduated with a BA in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer and an additional year with the U.S. Agency for International Development, training new volunteers in West Africa. After returning to the U.S., he earned a Masters degree in Public Administration from American University in Washington, DC. While getting his masters degree, he worked at the Government Accountability Office and at the Department of the Treasury.
He co-authored a chapter on Budgeting and Budget Strategy in the latest 2008 edition of Applied Project Management for the Space Systems, Space Technology Series. He is married with four children.