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JDG completes Chief Business and Financial Strategy Officer search for Montgomery College

JDG and Montgomery College are pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Kathryn Chantry as the new Chief Business and Financial Strategy Officer.

Ms. Chantry is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of financial management, as well as business strategy, business development, consulting, IT systems, human resources, team building, client relationship management, governance, and operations.  She has been responsible for massive budgets through all phases of the federal budget cycle, internal controls, contracts, grants, cooperative agreements and federal loans.  Ms. Chantry has directed and supervised staff and contractors in the management and delivery of administrative services, human capital strategies, financial/data analytics, fiscal and operational compliance, and information technology.

Most recently, she served as the Operations Director within the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, in Washington, DC.  In this role, she oversaw program performance, communications and social media, administrative operations, support services contracts, personnel hiring and workforce development, and a budget totaling $225 million.

Prior to the Department of Energy, Ms. Chantry served as the CFO and Director of Administration and Strategic Planning Officer within the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, where she was responsible for providing leadership and oversight to 45 staff and expert advice/consultation to senior leadership throughout the Bureau both in the Washington, DC, area and in field offices domestically and overseas.

Ms. Chantry received her Master’s in Public Administration with distinction from American University’s Key Executive Program, and her BA in psychology from the University of Colorado’s Honors Program, including a minor in statistics.

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