CAO Senior Management

 

Will Plaster

Will Plaster

Will Plaster was sworn in as The Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, effective January 1, 2016.  
This is the second time Mr. Plaster has served in the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). From 2002 to 2006, he worked as the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer.
Mr. Plaster has extensive experience in the Legislative Branch. Prior to becoming the Chief Administrative Officer he was a Special Assistant to the Clerk of the House. From 2006 to 2009, he was Staff Director for the Committee on House Administration (CHA), which has oversight responsibilities for many House operations.
Mr. Plaster has also worked in the offices of four Members of Congress.

Will Plaster and his wife Amy reside in Virginia. They have two sons

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Traci Beaubian

Traci Beaubian

Traci Beaubian serves as Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. House of Representatives. She is responsible for the House’s financial operations, including accounting, budget, and payroll and benefits. Beaubian has held various financial management, accounting, and financial operations positions within the CAO and the private sector.

Beaubian has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University.

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Tom Coyne

Tom Coyne

Tom Coyne serves as the House of Representative’s Chief Logistics Officer.

Coyne has served in the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer since before there even was a “CAO.” 

In 1991, he joined what was then called Office Systems Management as an equipment management counselor supporting roughly 70 Member offices.  Over the next quarter century, he held positions in the House Service Center, Customer Solutions Delivery and the Office of Finance.

Before becoming Chief Logistics Officer, Coyne served as Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (Finance); and headed up the all-CAO working group charged with redesigning and implementing a top-to-bottom overhaul of asset management processes within the CAO and across the House. 

Coyne has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from George Mason University.

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Lisa Grant

Lisa Grant

Lisa Grant serves as the Chief Procurement Officer for the Chief Administrative Officer of the House.

She joined the CAO in May 2015 from the General Services Administration (GSA) where she had served since 2010 as Deputy Assistant Commissioner and Acting Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Acquisition Management within the Federal Acquisitions Service.

Grant began her federal procurement career in 1988 as a contract specialist with the Defense Logistics Agency, and for nearly three decades held a series of procurement positions with the Department of Justice, the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, and GSA. 

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Troy State University and earned a Masters degree in Management with a minor in contract management from Florida Institute of Technology.

As Chief Procurement Officer, Grant leads the CAO’s team of procurement professionals, directing all strategic and operational efforts in acquisitions, purchasing and contracting.

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Catherine Szpindor

Catherine Szpindor

Catherine Szpindor is the Chief Information Officer for the House of Representatives.

Szpindor oversees House Information Resources which provides technology applications and services, technical support, cyber security, and telecommunications for the House. Her department also designs and hosts websites for hundreds of Members and Committees.

Szpindor joined the House in 2011 as the Director of Enterprise Applications.  She was named Deputy CIO in 2014 and tapped to run the department as CIO in December 2015.

She has extensive background in information technologies.  Prior to working at the House, Szpindor served as Vice President of IT for Thomas Nelson Community College. She also worked for many years as Vice President of Information Technology for Nextel, Sprint, and Sprint/Nextel.

Szpindor holds a master's degree in information systems from Mercer University's Stetson School of Business and Economics and has a certificate in strategy and innovation from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a certificate in strategic business leadership from Georgetown University.