Jonathan Womer is the Executive Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Prior to leading OMB, Womer was the Associate Vice President for Finance and Economic Analysis for the University of North Carolina system. Womer previously served in several capacities in North Carolina state government, including Chief Information Officer, Deputy Director for Management and Assistant State Budget Officer and as an analyst in OMB for the Executive Office of the President.
Womer earned a BA from Duke University, a Master's of Science of Information and a Master's of Public Policy from the School of Information and the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Womer's wife, Valerie, grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Thomas Mullaney is the State Budget Officer and Executive Director of the Budget Office within the Office of Management and Budget. Since becoming Budget Officer in 2010, Mr. Mullaney has been responsible for providing accurate financial information to the Governor, assembling the estimates of revenues and requests for appropriations for state agencies, and preparing the annual state budget.
Mr. Mullaney began his career in the Budget Office in 1987 as an Assistant Budget Analyst, where he served until 1993 when he became the Chief Financial Officer for the Rhode Island Department of Health. In 1996, Mr. Mullaney returned to the Budget Office as a Principal Budget Analyst and became the Deputy Budget Officer in 2008. Mr. Mullaney serves on several boards and commissions, including the State Retirement Board, the State Investment Commission, and the Capital Development Planning and Oversight Commission.
As the son of the late Joe Mullaney, former coach of the Providence College Men's Basketball team and various NBA and ABA professional teams, Mr. Mullaney lived all around the country. He and his family returned to his native Rhode Island in 1977, where he has been a resident ever since. He has received national recognition for his work in the budget field, including the George A. Bell Service Award from the National Association of State Budget Officers in 2004. Mr. Mullaney earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters in Business Administration from Providence College.
Laurie Petrone serves as the Director of the newly created Office of Grants Management where she is responsible for leveraging and enhancing federal funding in support of the Governor's strategic agenda. Ms. Petrone partners with state agencies to foster meaningful results, programmatic accountability, fiscal integrity, and transparency of federal funds.
Ms. Petrone's most recent position was as Deputy Director of the Officer of Economic Recovery and Reinvestment where she was responsible for oversight of the $2.5 billion in stimulus funds awarded to the State of Rhode Island.
As a dedicated public servant with more than 25 years' experience in health and human services agencies, Ms. Petrone has expertise in grants management, communications, operations management, and budgeting. She earned a Master of Science from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Rhode Island.
Ben currently serves as the Director of Performance Management in the Office of Management and Budget. Prior to coming to Governor Gina Raimondo’s Administration, he was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, a management consulting firm based on Boston. At BCG for 3 years, he worked for clients in the healthcare, insurance, industrial goods and non-profit sectors on cases related to strategy, organization and operations. He is also the co-author of a BCG Perspectives article “Business Model Innovation in Social Sector Organization.” Ben has a MPA from Harvard Kennedy School and a MBA from Wharton. While in graduate school, he interned at the White House, RCLCO, a real estate advisory firm, and at Anzu Partners, a venture capital firm based in Washington, DC.
Dorothy has more than 25 years of accounting and auditing experience and has been the Chief at the Office of Internal Audit since March 2013. She initially joined the team as a Deputy Chief in 2006. Dorothy previously held positions at the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (CFO), the Department of Business Regulation (Security Examiner), and as a Certified Public Accountant for a local firm in Warwick. Dorothy is a member of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Rhode Island Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is a graduate of Providence College and a lifelong resident of Rhode Island. Dorothy is committed to the OIA’s mission and strives to bring change. Her favorite quote is by William Faulkner, “The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
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