THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES JOSEPH VIVONA AS THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT'S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Joseph F. Vivona as the Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy.
"Joseph Vivona's experience and expertise in the area of fiscal responsibility will be a great asset to the Department," the President said.
The Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Energy is responsible for budget and accounting operations. In this position, Mr. Vivona will develop financial policy and be responsible for formulation and justification of the department's budget. Additionally, he will oversee all financial management activities relating to the programs and operations of the department's 45 management and operating contractors.
Mr. Vivona has been the Deputy State Budget Director and Deputy State Controller for the state of New Jersey since 1990. Prior to taking that position, he was at the City University of New York as vice chancellor for budget, finance and university computing. Before that, he was the deputy vice chancellor for management and budget and worked for the Department of Human Services in the New Jersey state government where he held positions as a budget analyst in the Office of Management and Budget and as an assistant commissioner for administration and finance.
He earned a masters degree from New York University in 1974 and a bachelor's degree from St. John's University in 1972.