Blair Anderson is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance and Budget at the U.S. Department of Transportation serving as principal deputy to the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Anderson assists in the development and execution of DOT�s budget of more than $70 billion and is a key liaison for the Department to Congressional Committees of jurisdiction, the Congressional Budget Office, and outside stakeholders.� In addition he plays a key role in the execution and oversight of the Department�s $10 billion loan portfolio.� In this role Mr. Anderson manages the Secretary�s credit oversight team and the operations of the Credit Council, along with ensuring a consistent departmental credit policy across the modal innovative finance programs.� He is also a member of the Department�s senior management team advising the Secretary of Transportation on budget, policy, and management issues.Prior to joining the Department in April 2013, Mr. Anderson spent eight years as an advisor for Congressman John W. Olver, most recently staffing the Congressman in his position as Chairman then Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. Notable achievements during this time included providing $10.5 billion for the High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail grant program and the creation of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. Mr. Anderson also served as Congressman Olver�s Legislative Director from 2007-2009.Mr. Anderson has a Bachelor�s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University.
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