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Steven VanRoekel


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Fmr. Chief Innovation Officer - United States Agency for International Development

Steven VanRoekel is the former Chief Information Officer of the United States, appointed by President Obama on August 5th, 2011. He served in that position until September 2014, when he joined the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on ways the agency can combat Ebola, as Chief Innovation Officer. During his time at the Executive Office of the President, he served as the Office of Management and Budget's Acting Director for Management.

Prior to his position in the White House, Mr. VanRoekel held two positions in the Obama Administration: Executive Director of Citizen and Organizational Engagement at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Managing Director of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). At the FCC, Mr. VanRoekel oversaw all operational, technical, financial, and human resource aspects of the agency. He also led the FCC's efforts to introduce new technology and social media into the agency.

Mr. VanRoekel worked at Microsoft Corporation from 1994 to 2009, most recently as a Senior Director in the Windows Server and Tools Division. He received a B.A. in Management of Information Systems from Iowa State University.

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