Frank Petersen CGFM

Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance, NASA-Headquarters

Mr. Frank E. Petersen, III serves as National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Deputy Chief Financial Officer – Finance. In this capacity, Mr. Petersen oversees the Associate Chief Financial Officer for Policy and Systems (Financial Policy, Agency Financial Systems Office, and HQ Travel Office); Quality Assurance Division (QAD); and Financial Management Division and is responsible for the financial systems, financial policies, financial management, quality assurance, internal controls, enterprise risk management (ERM) and reporting of all Agency financial resources. Prior to his current position, Mr. Petersen served as the Acting Senior Advisor for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) and was responsible for advising senior leaders on strategies and plans to implement and administer DEIA priorities within the workplace. Prior to this role, Mr. Petersen was the Director of QAD. He led the Agency’s ERM program which includes the identification, implementation, and execution of the Unified Comprehensive Operational Risk Network (UNICORN) and developed the first ever Agency Enterprise Risk Profile. Mr. Petersen is instrumental in NASA earning an unmodified (clean opinion) for 13 consecutive years. Prior to Joining NASA, Mr. Petersen was the Director of the A-123 Appendix-A implementation at the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Prior to joining ED in 2001, Mr. Petersen worked in the private sector for over 20 years at several 8(a) minority-owned Certified Public Accounting and Management Consulting firms. Mr. Petersen is married to his lovely wife Jasline and they have three children (Frank IV, Johnny, and Jenifer) and five grandchildren. Mr. Petersen is a CGFM and holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.