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Gerald Caron

Gerald Caron is the Chief Information Officer for the International Trade Administration. In this role, he implements information technology services, solutions, and strategy for an agency of 2,200 employees across 100 U.S. cities and 80 international markets. Caron has two decades of experience leading global teams in IT operations and cybersecurity. Prior to joining ITA, […]

Love Rutledge

Ms. A. Love Rutledge serves as the Chief of Staff to the Department of Defense’s first Chief Talent Management Officer. She previously served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Readiness and was selected to be a Truman National Security Project Fellow. Ms. Rutledge served on the Joint Staff (J-8) for nine […]

Ryan Higgins

Mr. Higgins serves as the Department of Commerce (DOC) Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief AI Officer (CAIO) as of January 1, 2024. Previously, Mr. Higgins served as the DOC Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO), where he provided leadership for the DOC cybersecurity program to establish policies and […]

Rep. Eric Swalwell

Congressman Eric Swalwell’s father was a cop, and his mother ran a small business. They brought him into the world in Sac City, Iowa, then raised him in Dublin, California, the oldest of four boys. His childhood was about family, sports, and hard work – from running a paper route at the age of 10, […]

Seeyew Mo

Mr. Seeyew Mo serves as the Assistant National Cyber Director for Cyber Workforce, Training and Education at the Office of National Cyber Director (ONCD). In his role, Seeyew led the development and launch of the National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy, and is leading its implementation in collaboration with federal interagency, industry, SLTT, civic and […]

James Rodriguez

The Honorable James D. Rodriguez, MA is the U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS). He is responsible for preparing America’s veterans, service members and their spouses for meaningful careers. In this capacity and in Fiscal Year 2023, over 2,400 DOL Veterans’ Employment and Training Service staff, contractors, and […]

Dr. Cyril "Mark" Taylor

Dr. Cyril “Mark” Taylor is an appointed Civilian Senior Executive serving as a Highly Qualified Expert (HQE), which is a grade equivalent to the SES. He serves as the Chief Technical Officer, Communications Systems for the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. As CTO, he is responsible for the SOF […]

Catherine Manfre

Catherine Manfre serves as Chief Transformation Officer at the Office of Personnel Management under the Biden-Harris Administration, where she supports initiatives related to customer experience, data leadership, employee experience, and agency modernization. She also has developed and executed strategies related to data-driven products and multiple government-wide initiatives. Before this role, Catherine served as a Senior […]

Congressman Andrew Garbarino

A lifelong Long Islander, Andrew has dedicated his life to family and community. The proud son of a lawyer and small business owner and a teacher, Andrew went to Sayville High School, where he participated in student government and worked at the local hardware store. After high school graduation, Andrew went on to receive his […]

Lynn Martin

With over 30 years of dedicated experience in the intersection of technology and government public sector, Lynn is a seasoned professional renowned for her strategic vision and execution of leadership. Lynn’s illustrious career includes pivotal roles at HP and the government, where she excelled in Contract and Program Management, including Black Belt certifications. In her […]