Senior Management Team
Martin Melone is the Associate Director for Strategy, Governance, and Performance. He leads the team responsible for strategic planning, governance design and assessment, and organizational performance measurement. Before joining the OFR in early 2012, he served as Director of Strategic Planning and Performance Management at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and was the first Treasury performance improvement officer. Before that, Melone was the customer relationship manager for the United States Mint. Before serving in government, he worked in the private sector for 23 years as an engineer, manager, and consultant.
Robert Peterson is the OFR's Senior Advisor for International Affairs. He advises the Director on the OFR's international relationships, represents the OFR in international organizations, and helps coordinate the OFR's bilateral relationships with foreign governments. Previously, he was assistant director Office of International Affairs at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he negotiated more than 30 memorandums of understanding on supervisory and enforcement cooperation, including the SEC's mutual recognition arrangement with Australia. With a coauthor, he created the concept of “substituted compliance” that has since been adopted by the SEC and Commodity Futures Trading Commission to facilitate cross-border trading in the over-the-counter derivatives market. Before joining the SEC, he was an attorney in private practice and a management consultant. He has a master's degree in international relations and law degree from the University of Chicago, where he was editor-in-chief of a law journal, and a bachelor's degree from Trinity University.
Traci Hellwig is the OFR Associate Director for Data Operations. She leads the team responsible for data acquisitions, data collections, data operations, data quality, and data governance across the OFR. Before joining the OFR in 2012, Hellwig was the president of LynxBridge, a technology company focusing on enterprise design, application development, and data management. Before that, she was the director of data management of the College Board; worked as a consultant for Oracle; and spent several years with Booz Allen Hamilton supporting Department of Defense, and other government and commercial organizations. Hellwig earned her master of science degree in information management from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, and her bachelor of science degree in business administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
James Martin is the Acting Associate Director of Data Strategy and Standards. He leads the team that provides expertise on data standards development to the Financial Stability Oversight Council and its member agencies. The team also works on data standards development and adoption and participates in data strategy and leadership on global standardization bodies. Martin joined the OFR in June 2016 as the Senior Advisor to the OFR Deputy Director and Chief Data Officer. Martin has two decades of experience leading federal information collection and analysis programs. Before joining the OFR, he served as the Director of the Office of Information Sharing at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Martin has a master's from Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., and a bachelor's from Strayer University in Washington, D.C., both in business administration. He also holds an executive certificate in International Business Management from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Patricia (Tricia) Haisten Driver is the OFR Associate Director for Government and Industry Affairs. She leads the team responsible for communications with Congress, other government agencies, and industry. Before joining the OFR in 2015, Driver served as a senior government affairs specialist at the Federal Housing Finance Agency. She began her career working on Capitol Hill as financial services legislative counsel to her hometown Congressman, then became chief of staff to a Member of the Financial Services Committee. Driver completed her Hill service as senior legislative counsel to the House Financial Services Committee. She earned her law degree from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida, and her undergraduate degrees in communications and political science from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Driver is an active member of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and a non-practicing member of the Florida Bar and the Alabama Bar Association.
William Ruberry, OFR Associate Director for Communications, leads the team responsible for editorial support, news media relations, graphic arts, website content, publication development, printing, and internal communications. Before joining the OFR in early 2012, he served as director of communications at the federal Office of Thrift Supervision. Before that, he was manager for publishing services at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Before serving in government, Ruberry worked in the newspaper business as a reporter and editor for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia, including eight years as Washington correspondent, and The Greenville News in South Carolina. He also spent several years as owner and president of a Web development firm. Ruberry has a master's in journalism and public affairs from American University in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor's in English from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.
Research and Analysis Center
Viktoria Baklanova, OFR Acting Associate Director for Current Analysis, leads the team responsible for monitoring financial stability and analyzing financial markets. The team produces the OFR's U.S. Money Market Fund Monitor, Financial Stability Monitor, and Financial Markets Monitor. Baklanova led the interagency bilateral repo and securities lending data collection projects. She represents the OFR on the Financial Stability Board's Data Experts Group, which is responsible for establishing a global data collection of securities financial transactions. Before joining the OFR, Baklanova worked at Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service, and Landor Capital Management LLC. She coauthored a book, Money Market Funds in the EU and the US: Regulation and Practice, and has published in various law and financial journals. Baklanova has a doctorate in finance law from the University of Westminster and a financial engineering certificate from Columbia University. She also holds the chartered financial analyst and professional risk manager designations.
Tammy McLeod is the OFR's Acting Associate Director for the Business Office of the Research and Analysis Center. She leads the team responsible for travel management, recruitment, workforce development, procurement, and other business-related activities. McLeod joined the OFR as a management and program analyst in August 2015. Before joining the OFR, she was a supervisory contracting officer with the Department of Health and Human Services. Previously, McLeod worked in the contracting field as a contract specialist and contracting officer at several agencies, including Department of Defense, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Department of the Treasury, and Social Security Administration.
Matthew Graham has been the OFR's Associate Director, Technology Strategy, in the Office of the Deputy Director and Chief Technology Officer since May 2013. Graham's team is responsible for the development, execution, and oversight of the OFR technology program. Before joining the OFR, Graham was an information technology contracting team leader for the Securities and Exchange Commission. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he holds a master of business administration in acquisition management from American Graduate University and a bachelor's in business from Grantham University.
Ray Hardy, OFR Associate Director for Information Security and Privacy, leads the team responsible for information security, security assessments and authorization, privacy impact assessments, security operations, and information technology (IT) audit support. Before joining the OFR in 2017, he served as chief information security officer and chief privacy officer at the U.S. Mint. Before that, he was a senior IT security officer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Before serving in government, Hardy worked as a senior disaster recovery consultant, information systems security officer, and director of cyber security assessments at Guardent. He was also an IT audit manager and senior systems programmer for the National Association of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System, or Nasdaq. Hardy has a master's in information and telecommunications systems from Johns Hopkins University, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
Matthew Larimore, OFR Associate Director for Enterprise Systems, leads the team responsible for providing core enterprise technology services and support to the organization. Before joining the OFR in 2015, he served as the foreign affairs network program manager at the Department of State. Before that, he was a project manager for the U.S. Army in Europe and a contractor supporting the U.S. Air Force. He also served in the U.S. Air Force. Larimore has a master's in information systems management and a bachelor's in computer management.
Mario Nardoni is the OFR's Associate Director of Analytic Systems and Deputy Chief Technology Officer. He leads the teams responsible for high-performance computing and data engineering, data solutions, and data platforms. Before joining the OFR in June 2012, he served as the Acting Associate Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Previously, he was the Director of Engineering and Operations for Treasury. Before serving in government, Nardoni worked in the retail sector as a director of information technology. He also spent time as a contractor and chief operating officer of a technology consulting and integration firm, and owner of several business ventures in Mexico. Nardoni has a master's in advanced information technology and business management from the University of Wales in Cardiff, United Kingdom, and a bachelor's from Abilene Christian University.