Ms. Misty C. Cedano was re-elected as the SPWA Secretary, her duties are to keep minutes of general and Executive Board meetings; provide minutes to the Executive Board prior to and after meetings; maintain association correspondence and historical records; and serves as an alternate point of contact for the Pentagon Federal Credit Union SPWA bank account.
Ms. Cedano is a career civil servant with more than 19 years of experience focusing on organizational efficiencies and Human Resource (HR) services. She is the Human Resources Team Lead for Special Programs and Executive Management under the Office of the Secretary of Defense Senior Executive Management Office. She has oversight and responsibility for the Fourth Estate Talent and Succession Management Program, Executive Resources Allocation management, Intergovernmental Personnel Act Program, Board Commissions and Task Forces (Federal Advisory Board Member) personnel support, Executive Development including the DoD Advanced Profession Executive (APEX) Senior Executive Service (SES) Orientation Program, SES Voluntary Early Retirement and Voluntary Separation Incentives programs, Federal Vacancies Reform Act reporting, and the OSD Order of Succession roster.
Prior to joining OSD SEMO she served as the DoD Honorary Awards Program Manager, the Strategic Human Capital Manager for the US Mission to NATO, a Gender Advisor to the Ministry of Defense for the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Air Force, and the Director for Personnel and Security for the US Mission to NATO. Ms. Cedano holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of the Rockies, and is completing her Doctorate dissertation in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University focusing on strategic global gender issues.