Cynthia Huger is the Vice President of the Department of Administration and Finance at MCC, where she oversees the divisions of Financial Management, Contracts and Grants Management, Human Resources, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Domestic and International Security, and Administrative Services. Ms. Huger also currently serves as head of agency, with responsibility for overseeing and managing key aspects of the agency’s day-to-day operations, administration and programming, as well as providing counsel on program development, implementation and oversight.
Before joining MCC, Ms. Huger served in strategic and operational roles at the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of the Army and USAID, where she was recognized for her leadership and operational excellence. She also led development and operations in the Military Families Emergency Program at the American Red Cross, and managed civil-military activities for emergency rehabilitation in Iraq.
Ms. Huger’s work in international and financial management and development began at the Department of the Army, where she worked as a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Management. She was instrumental in defining and implementing U.S. Government policies and strategies, and in effectively formulating financial policies in Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Huger was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and appointed by President Reagan as Superintendent of the U.S. Mint Denver—one of the oldest institutions in Colorado—where she supervised more than 400 employees in 12 divisions, and managed the U.S. Mint Police Force while overseeing the manufacture of the nation’s circulating coins as directed by the Federal Reserve.
A Colorado native, Ms. Huger holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado at Denver, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. She also successfully completed an Executive Leadership Program from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Ms. Huger is married and lives in Virginia.