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KATHLEEN L.

KRANINGER
(b) (6)

SUMMARY
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An accomplished public servant with a strong record of budget and appropriations oversight and development; policy
fonnulation and implementation; organizational development and management; program design and delivery; strategic
planning and requirements generation during 15 years of senior leadership experience in the Federal government. Proven
ability to build and lead teams, generate new ideas and implement solutions to complex issues in a dynamic environment.

EXPERIENCE
UNITED STATES SENATE, COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, 4/13 - Present
SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (OHS)
Clerk/Minority Clerk
• Manages the DHS appropriations process which entails developing the subcommittee agenda; analyzing the budget
request; drafting the Senate bill and report; and enacting annual appropriations laws.
• Directs the subcommittee staff in overseeing the Department's $48 billion in discretionary appropriations and works in
concert with minority counterparts, House staff, and other relevant Member offices and committees.
• Advises Senators on homeland security issues and appropriations activities, including recommending priorities;
conducting hearings and meetings; and monitoring relevant House, executive branch, and authorization actions.
• Regularly interacts with Department leadership, House and Senate members and colleagues, and outside stakeholders on
strategy, policy, priorities, and interests.

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, 1/11-4/13
SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY
Professional Staff Member
• Managed accounts totaling $20 billion, including analyzing the budget request and prior year budget execution;
proposing, planning, and executing hearings; drafting the House bill and report; and driving legislation to enactment.
• Advised the Chainnan and Committee Members on border, immigration, and general homeland security issues.
• Conducted oversight of major DHS agencies and programs, such as trade enforcement, counterdrug efforts,
investigations, immigration, and infonnation sharing in coordination with relevant committees and stakeholders.

THE SENTINEL HS GROUP, LLC 11/09-1/11
Senior Director
• Provided strategic consulting services to private and public sector clients in the United States and abroad on interests
across homeland security, including risk assessment, border and transportation security, and identity management.
• Worked with technology providers and system integrators to develop solutions to meet mission needs in the homeland
security and identity management spaces.
• Led firm recruitment, coordinated business development efforts, and managed international contacts among other
responsibilities as part of the finn's senior staff.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy (Screening Coordination)!Director 7/06 - 11/09
• Oversaw all facets of key screening programs from policy formulation through execution, such as the Western
Hemisphere Travel Initiative and Secure Flight, which total more than $I billion in investments.
• Worked across the Federal government and with State and Local officials, foreign government counterparts and private
sector officials to drive initiatives such as immigration measures, driver's license security, and biometrics applications.
• Drove integration efforts as demonstrated in air passenger screening by CBP and TSA and in the Department's
credentialing and screening target architecture and services, including TECS Modernization and USCIS Transformation.
• Served as a key advisor to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Department leadership and communicated DHS positions
frequently in testimony and briefings before Congress, media interviews, stakeholder events, and interagency meetings.

Advisor to the Secretary for Policy 2/03 - 4/05
• Guided border, immigration and transportation security policy development and supported major programs with budget,
legislative strategy, regulatory approach, and outreach, such as US-VISIT, terrorist screening processes, and HSPD-12.
• Advised the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff on these matters and frequently represented DHS in meetings
with the White House, other agencies, Congress, and other stakeholders.
• Coordinated departmental policy analysis on legislation, budget formulation, and Presidential directives, including the
intelligence reform bill, and fonned legislative, communications, and stakeholder outreach strategies on DHS initiatives.
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UNITED STATES SENATE, COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY 4/0S-7/06
AND GOVERMENTAL AFFAIRS
Professional Staff Member
• Developed and recommended policy positions for Chainnan Collins and Committee Members on privacy, civil rights and
civil liberties, border and transportation security, and general homeland security policy and legislation.
• Drove major legislation, including the SAFE Port Act, Pub. L. 109·347, and proposed, planned, and executed hearings.
• Conducted oversight of OHS programs by monitoring initiatives, providing feedback, and directing investigations on
cargo security programs, OHS operations centers, and Hurricane Katrina response.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Assistant to the Secretary for Policy 3/02 - 2/03
• Framed cross· modal policies and issues for the Secretary and the Chief of Staff, particularly aviation reauthorization
proposals and transportation security initiatives, and represented their positions internally on policy matters.
• Coordinated the Department's message on major policy actions, overseeing efforts by outreach and program offices.
• Staffed the Secretary at meetings and events on aviation issues, drafted and edited speeches and briefing materials, and
provided the necessary follow up with staff and external stakeholders.

Associate Director ofGovernmental Affairs 1/0 I - 3/02
• Directed the Department's strategy for O' Hare modernization legislation and port security, including negotiations on the
Maritime Transportation Security Act.
• Managed the Congressional activities of the maritime modes and coordinated strategy with interagency partners.
• Communicated the Secretary's priorities to Members of Congress and their staff and brought their thoughts to the
Department, primarily responsible for Members from the Great Lakes states.

ELECTION 2000 1/00-1/01
• As part of the Bush/Cheney Presidential Transition, managed administrative needs of the 70-person transition policy
office and perfonned executive assistant duties for the Deputy Director of Policy. Also initially directed administrative
tasks in establishing the McLean, VA office, including setting up the building and visitor access process.
• As a Bush/Cheney 1000 Advance Representative, provided logistical support to the Vice President, traveling staff and
national press corps as a full-time staff member of a permanent advance team. Tasks included negotiating with vendors
and hosts, working with local political staff and volunteers to raise crowds, and securing and preparing hotel/event sites.
• During the Republican National Convention as Assistant Transportation Director, established and oversaw motor pool for
250 campaign and convention VIPs, staff and family including selecting, training and managing over 200 volunteers.
• As the Assistant Finance Director for Cantor for Congress, scheduled, organized and manned all district fundraising
events and assisted in soliciting, collecting and tracking contributions.
• As the Assistant to the Executive Director for Bush for President Ohio, organized and directed volunteer activities in the
Columbus headquarters office and managed Cleveland area phone bank operations, including establishing a viable site,
recruiting volunteer staff, and coordinating efforts of grassroots constituent organizations.

UNITED STATES PEACE CORPS, UKRAINE 9/97 - 11/99
Volunteer
• Led "Women in Development" programs and competitive grant process, including working with U.S. Embassy staff.
• Trained 35 host-country colleagues in new teaching methods and restructured curriculum at local school site. Directly
influenced 400 students by teaching different concepts of leadership, democratic values, and gender relations.
• Directed and managed a two-week American culture and language retreat for 200 future teachers with a$ I0,000 budget.

EDUCATION
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC 8/03-5/07
Doctor of Jurisprudence
Member in Good Standing, Pennsylvania State Bar

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 8/93-S/97
Honors Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Education, Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa