ROMANO (ROM) MASCETTI, III
Board Member, Cambio Consulting Group
Rom Mascetti served as the as the VA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology Resources Management and the Chief Financial Officer for the Office of Information & Technology which he held since July 2008. Mr. Mascetti was the principal advisor on OI&T financial, budgetary and human resource requirements as well as OI&T’s acquisition strategy, customer operational relationships, multi-year planning and programming, workforce development and capital assets management specific to IT Corporate, Health and Benefits programs. He was charged with managing and ensuring the sound financial stewardship of OI&T’s resource activities that included a budget in excess of $4 billion annually and 8,000 employees and a similar number of contractors/consultants.
Prior to accepting this position, he served as VA’s Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) for Financial Policy. In this capacity, he was responsible for VA achieving its first clean audit opinion in 1997 and maintaining the clean audit opinion thereafter. He was also responsible for policy development in payroll, cost accounting, and debt management as well as overseeing VA’s internal control program under OMB Circular A-123, as well as the production of and reporting on VA’s consolidated financial statements,. He was also previously the Department’s ADAS for Financial Operations with responsibility for VA’s Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas, and the Debt Management Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Additionally, he was VA’s Franchise Fund Operations Officer, supporting VA’s Franchise Fund Board of Directors and Enterprise Centers.
Before joining VA’s Office of Finance in February 1995, Mr. Mascetti was the Executive Assistant to VA’s Assistant Secretary for Acquisition & Facilities. He served as principal advisor on many VA programs and policy issues, including resource management, acquisition, construction, materiel management, capital facilities, real property, asset development, national security, emergency preparedness and environmental affairs. Early in his career, he held staff and project management positions within VA’s Office of Construction and Facilities Management.
Mr. Mascetti was also the Executive Director of VA’s Transition Planning Team to convert VA’s supply depot distribution network into a commercial distribution system for pharmaceuticals, medical/surgical supplies and subsistence items. With more than 40 years of dedicated VA service, Mr. Mascetti was recognized for his outstanding achievements in numerous successful programs and projects as well as receiving multiple awards.
A native of Washington, DC, he is a graduate of Cornell University where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He is married to Marlene Mascetti and has two children, Heather and Romano IV. They reside in Maryland.