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FY 2015 Defense Spending By State report now available for download.

Nia Hope

Nia Hope is the Director of Compliance and Integration and the Chief Financial Officer for the Office of Economic Adjustment. In her role as Compliance and Integration Director, Ms. Hope manages a team of Financial, Contracts, and Grants Management professional in the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution of the OEA Program and Operations budget. She is responsible for ensuring that the organization manages and expends financial resources in a manner consistent with laws, regulations, DOD Guidance, and OEA Authorities and leads the organizations compliance with and response to the DOD Audit Readiness requirements. 

Prior to this, Ms. Hope served as the Program Director for the OEA Community Investment Program, which supports activities beyond traditional OEA organization and planning activities and including discretionary and non-discretionary investments for which Congress has provided OEA specific Authorization and/or Appropriations. In her role as Program Director, Ms. Hope managed a team of project managers in the awarding and monitoring of a portfolio of pre-construction (planning and design), and construction investments in public schools on military installations and transportation infrastructure to selected defense communities. These investments support cities, states, and regions in mitigating adverse economic and infrastructure effects of defense decisions.

Ms. Hope has sixteen years of international and domestic experience in developing, executing, managing and evaluating innovative mission based regional and national economic, workforce, business, and community development programs. She began her Federal Service career at the Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), first as the Economic Development Specialist for New England in the Philadelphia Regional Office of EDA and later as the Senior Program Analyst for the national Planning Partnership and Technical Assistance Program at EDA headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Before to joining the Federal Service, Ms. Hope worked in the private and non-profit sectors to advance local and national economic development initiatives in the U.S. and U.K.

Nia Hope holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Emory College of Arts and Sciences.  She received her Master’s degree in International Public Policy from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in Strategic Studies and Energy, Resources, and Environment.