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District Department of Transportation

Saesha Carlile

Saesha Carlile
Position/Title: 
Chief Administrative Officer

Saesha Carlile is the Chief Administrative Officer at DDOT where she oversees the human capital, resource allocation, and Davis Bacon functions.

In her prior role, Saesha was the Deputy Budget Director within the Executive Officer of the Mayor, where she led the capital and operating budget team, spearheading the development of the Mayor Muriel Bowser’s $15.5 billion annual budget process.

Saesha spent nearly nine years in the federal government, most recently as the Director of the Office of Financial Management within the U.S. Department of the Treasury where she directed the budget formulation, execution, travel services and data and analytics teams for Treasury headquarters operations. Within that role, she led the development of a dedicated appropriation to fund cybersecurity and technology improvements across Treasury and worked with the team to automate significant portions of the financial management and reporting process. Saesha was also selected as the first Director of Shared Services for the Treasury Department, where she was responsible for the corporate oversight, performance, strategic planning, budget, governance, and financial management of the Treasury Franchise Fund.

Saesha has served numerous roles in State and Regional agencies prior to her federal experience, including as a Business Development Analyst within the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, as an Analyst within the State of Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles, and as a fellow at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey working on the Port Authority Bicycle Master Plan.

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