Graves is the Deputy CIO of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Before she was selected for this role, in September of 2008, Graves was the Executive Director of the Enterprise Business Management Office, which is within the Department of Homeland Security Office of the CIO. Additionally, she was the Deputy Program manager for the Border and Transportation Security IT Integration Program.
Outside of her public service, Graves has over 20 years of experience in management consulting. She has held a variety of executive positions in the management consulting industry and has experience in the following areas: systems engineering, business process reengineering, financial management, strategic planning, venture capital planning, as well as mergers and acquisitions. She worked at A.T Kearny, Inc. for 10 years and she also spent time at Technology Applications, Inc, Planning and Researching Corporation, and Advanced Technology, Inc.
Graves graduated from the University of Virginia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She later went on to earn a MBA from University of Virginia’s Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.