Kim Farington CPA

Former Chief Financial and Administrative Officer , FirstNet

Ms. Farington is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), with more than 33 years of Federal government service. Ms. Farington joined the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) in May 2015 where she served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, and oversaw all budget, financial, accounting, and reporting operations as well as human resources, facilities, security, and all other administrative functions for the FirstNet Authority. Kim also led the development and implementation of FirstNet’s Budget, Financial, and Costing Tool (BFACT), a solution now being utilized throughout Federal government. Ms. Farington’s extensive government career includes positions at the White House Office of Management and Budget, US Department of Agriculture, the US Office of Personnel Management, and the Department of Defense. In addition to being a CPA, Kim also is a Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist, a former Board member of Excelsior College’s National Cybersecurity Institute in Washington, DC, former President of the Association of Government Accountant’s (AGA’s) Washington DC Chapter, and currently serves on the Indiana University – Indianapolis Campus Advisory Board and as a Managing Member of AGA’s National Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEIA) Council. She holds an Associate’s degree from Indiana University, a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Excelsior College, received a Certificate for Executive Leadership in Artificial Intelligence from the Partnership for Public Service, and achieved a Harvard Kennedy School Executive Certificate in Public Leadership.