Former Director, Executive Secretariat, U.S. Department of Transportation
Ms. Skelly served in the Obama Administration as the Director of the Office of the Executive Secretariat at the U.S. Department of Transportation, after serving as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics at the Department of Defense, as coordinator of the Department’s Warfighter Senior Integration Group. In that role, she was responsible for facilitating the Department’s response to the most urgent and unique support requirements of Combatant Commanders, including the Counter ISIL Campaign and operations in Afghanistan. Ms. Skelly served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for 20 years as a Naval Flight Officer, retiring with the rank of Commander. Prior to joining the Obama Administration in 2013, she spent five years in industry with ITT Exelis. Ms. Skelly received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College.