Ms. Jenifer C. O’Neal is the Director of the Virgin Islands Office of Management and Budget since January 2019 and a financial management executive with over 30 years of expertise in empowering strong financial performance and profitable business growth in both the private and public sectors. Ms. O’Neal’s professional expertise has spanned various industries and includes all aspects of finance and accounting, budgeting for results, organizational change, and process improvement. As a professional in government service, Ms. O’Neal has also had the opportunity to previously serve the Government of the US Virgin Islands in the Office of Management and Budget as Associate Director of Policy Management, and as Deputy Director of Budget and Operations; and in the Department of Human Services as Chief Financial Officer.
Ms. O’Neal has also served as Senior Policy Analyst with the Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and has traveled extensively as a representative for both Governments, regionally and internationally. In academia, Ms. O’Neal has served as an instructor for the Virgin Islands Government Budget Process course in the Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program at the University of the Virgin Islands; and as an Adjunct Professor for H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in the BVI. To complement Ms. O’Neal’s professional experience, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Baltimore and an MBA with a concentration in Finance and International Business from the collaboration of Towson University and the University of Baltimore. Ms. O’Neal is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt professional, adept in process improvement and change management.