Alice Maroni is Chief Management Officer at the Pension
Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).
Maroni came to PBGC in May 2011 after 10 years at the
Smithsonian Institution, where she served as chief financial officer, with
responsibility for the institution’s financial integrity, including budgeting
and contracting services. Before joining the Smithsonian, Maroni was principal
deputy undersecretary of defense (Comptroller). In that capacity, she advised
the Pentagon leadership on all budgetary and fiscal matters and management
improvement programs. On a day-to-day basis, she directed the justification of
the budget to Congress, managed departmental negotiations on the budget in the
interagency process, and oversaw the execution of the annual budget. On an
interim basis, she served as a special assistant to the secretary and deputy
secretary of defense, functioning as the department’s chief of staff.
Prior to her tour in the Pentagon, Maroni was a professional
staff member of the House Armed Services Committee, advising and assisting the
chairman and other committee members on defense budget, financial and economic
issues. Before joining the committee staff, she worked in the foreign affairs
and national defense division of the Congressional Research Service at the
Library of Congress.
Maroni graduated from Mount Holyoke College and earned a
Master of Arts in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and
Diplomacy at Tufts University. She is also a graduate of the National War
Maroni is a recipient of the Distinguished Federal
Leadership Award given by the Association of Government Accountants.
She is a certified government financial manager and a member
of both the Association of Government Accountants and the American Society of
Military Comptrollers (ASMC), serving as the national president of ASMC from
May 1995 to May 1996.