Kim FaringtonAssistant Executive Director and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Ms. Farington is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), with more than 30 years of Federal government service. Ms. Farington joined FirstNet in 2015. She oversees all budget, financial, accounting, and reporting operations as well as human resources, facilities, security, and other administrative functions for the FirstNet Authority. Kim also led the development and implementation of FirstNet’s Budget, Financial, and Costing Tool (BFACT).
Ms. Farington’s extensive government career includes positions at the White House Office of Management and Budget, US Department of Agriculture, the US Office of Personnel Management, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In addition to being a CPA, Kim also is a Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist, a former Board member of Excelsior College’s National Cybersecurity Institute in Washington, DC, former President of the Association of Government Accountant’s (AGA’s) Washington DC Chapter, and currently serves as a member of AGA National’s Council for the Advancement of Women. She holds an Associate’s degree from Indiana University, a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Excelsior College, and achieved a Harvard Kennedy School Executive Certificate in Public Leadership.