2003 MPP Alumnus of the Year Dylan Presman, MPP 1998

Dylan Presman is Budget Director for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In this role, Dylan oversees NPPD’s $2 billion budget.

Dylan joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in May 2009, working initially in the Budget Division of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer before moving over to CISA in 2017.  Dylan served in a number of positions at DHS before joining CISA including as Assistant Director of Budget, overseeing the budgets of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as a congressional liaison for the Budget Division overseeing relations with the appropriations committees, and as the Budget Division Desk Officer for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

Previously, Dylan worked for the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. At the U.S. Department of Education, Dylan worked in Budget Service on a variety of accounts in the Office of Postsecondary Education, with a particular focus on the issues of improving teacher quality and minority-serving institutions. Prior to that, Dylan served at the U.S. Department of Justice as national program director for a program designed to improve after-school programs in high-crime neighborhoods. While at the U.S. Department of Justice, Dylan also served as a grant manager, a financial analyst and a congressional liaison specialist. Dylan was also detailed to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee.

Prior to joining the federal government, Dylan served as Executive Director of the United Nations Association-USA, a nonprofit organization focused on education and advocacy on international issues. In that position, he led delegations to the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and the 2nd World Conference on Human Settlements in Istanbul in 1996.

In June 2016, Dylan earned a Masters of Science in Government Leadership from the National Defense University. Dylan previously earned a Masters in Public Policy from UCLA and a B.A. in Middle Eastern Affairs from the University of Durham in England. Dylan also studied at Alexandria University in Egypt and Jerusalem University in Israel. Mr. Presman is married and has two children, Sarai, 23, and Henry, 20. Mr. Presman recently added DHS Chief Financial Officer “2019 Awards for Excellence”  and cancer survivor to his list of achievements.

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