As the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Jonathan Kraft is responsible for ensuring the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) fulfills its duty to serve the Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol, and inspire memorable experiences by acquiring and distributing resources that sustain the financial needs of the operational jurisdictions and central services of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC). The OCFO is responsible for executing the core functions of budgeting, accounting, financial systems operations, and enterprise risk management, program analysis and evaluation. Leveraging advanced data analytics, the OCFO provides AOC leadership real-time, actionable financial information that promotes economy and maximizes performance.
Mr. Kraft originally joined the AOC as the Budget Officer in 2018. Later that same year, he was assigned to the position of Acting Chief Financial officer. He was appointed as the permanent Chief Financial Officer in January 2020 by Architect of the Capitol J. Brett Blanton.
Before joining the AOC, Mr. Kraft served for six years as the Budget Officer of the United States Secret Service, where he was responsible for overseeing the availability of resources in support of the agency missions to protect the President, Vice President, and others and conduct investigations into crimes against the financial infrastructure of the United States.
Mr. Kraft retired from the military in 2012 after 27 years of service. His duty assignments included serving as the Comptroller of the Army National Guard, where he directed the financial management activities of formulation and execution of budgets exceeding $17 billion annually, providing financial support to global operations, and managing payroll for 340,000 soldiers and 30,000 civilian personnel. Mr. Kraft served in multiple Army Comptroller positions, including domestic operations, Headquarters Operations, U.S. Army South, Panama, and Multi-National Force – Iraq.
Mr. Kraft is a graduate of the American University, Key Executive Leadership Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Fellowship, and is a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM). His degrees include Master of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, Master of Procurement and Acquisition Management, Webster University, and Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Mid America Nazarene University.