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Steven Frid

Executive Director

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Steven Frid is a long-term public servant who has dedicated his career to collecting and analyzing data about risks to federal employees, facilities, information, and operations within the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Education.  

As Security Director at Federal Student Aid, Mr. Frid built the first personnel security division and developed a technology solution bringing automation, accountability, cost savings, and case management support to various parts of the agency. As the first Chief of the Contractor Support Branch at the U.S. Secret Service, he transformed personnel security operations to provide real-time tracking for field offices across the United States. Through his evaluation to reduce costs associated with background investigations at the U.S. Coast Guard, he was instrumental in the process which audited security clearance requests to ensure personnel were granted the appropriate clearance level. At OPM and the Transportation Security Administration, his high production and quality in case management earned him awards and opportunities to train others, fostering a results-driven workforce.  

Mr. Frid earned a B.S. in Communication Studies and an M.S. in Homeland Security Management from Towson University; he also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park. Other education endeavors include obtaining graduate certificates and completing the Federal Executive Institute Leadership for a Democratic Society program. His passion to lead teams and help others is evidenced by his volunteer service as an elected member on education committees, athletic associations, and non-profit organizations. While mentors have been constant throughout his life, he also coaches youth sports and looks for opportunities to motivate others. 

Paul Repak

Director of Finance


Paul is the Director of Finance for the Election Assistance Commission (EAC). He oversees all financial activities, including reporting, budgeting and projections, funds allocation and disbursement, as well as implementing agency policies and improving financial processes. As an experienced federal budget professional, Paul handles all aspects of the federal budget process, including formulation, execution, and oversight. With a background in organizational planning and resource management, Paul facilitates the implementation of EAC’s financial strategy and resource management.

Prior to joining the EAC in 2020, Paul served as the Finance Supervisor for the Office of the Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for 10 years. He served on the Resource Directorate management team and guided the financial operations of the DOT Office of Aviation and International Affairs, the Office of Transportation Policy, and the Build America Bureau, among other offices. Paul’s team formulated and executed a very broad and diverse financial portfolio for the Office of the Under Secretary, consisting of dozens of programs with independent budgets.

Paul received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Journalism and Broadcasting from Oklahoma State University and his Master of Public Administration (MPA) from George Mason University.

Kristen Muthig

Communications Director


Kristen Muthig is Communications Director at the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). She manages media relations, communications strategy and supports the commissioners and EAC leadership. 

Kristen comes to the EAC with almost seven years experience managing communications for a voting rights nonprofit in Washington, DC where she directed day-to-day communications and media relations. Before moving to DC, Kristen spent seven years in Ohio working with school districts, community colleges, libraries and other nonprofits on their ongoing communications, long-term planning, and strategy for their ballot issue campaigns. She also has experience as a reporter for the Norwalk Reflector and the Cincinnati Enquirer. Kristen has her M.A. in communications management from John Carroll University and her B.A. in English/journalism and political science from Miami University.