GSA’s first CDO, Kris Rowley, has left for the private sector

Since Rowley's departure, Deputy Chief Information Officer Beth Killoran has been leading the CDO and CTO teams.
Kris Rowley
Kris Rowley speaks June 5, 2019, at FedTalks in Washington, D.C. (Scoop News Group)

The General Services Administration’s first chief data officer, Kris Rowley, has left the agency for the private sector and been replaced by Deputy Chief Information Officer Beth Killoran in the interim.

Killoran has led the CDO and chief technology officer teams since Rowley’s departure on March 13 to become CDO of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.

Rowley headed GSA‘s data management and analytics program, as well as the creation of the agency’s D2D platform that collects and analyzes data to inform decision-making.

“Kris has a passion to understand the data culture and took the lead in cultivating and discussing ways to improve information management and data access across the agency,” wrote David Shive, GSA CIO, in an internal note. “He also established and matured GSA’s data governance structure and developed a data science talent management strategy.”


Rowley was with GSA since 2013.

In her time as deputy CIO, Killoran has focused on piloting new technologies like robotic process automation, machine learning and network enhancements.

“I have no doubt that we will continue to improve innovation and customer satisfaction for employees across the organization,” Shive wrote.

Dave Nyczepir

Written by Dave Nyczepir

Dave Nyczepir is a technology reporter for FedScoop. He was previously the news editor for Route Fifty and, before that, the education reporter for The Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, California. He covered the 2012 campaign cycle as the staff writer for Campaigns & Elections magazine and Maryland’s 2012 legislative session as the politics reporter for Capital News Service at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned his master’s of journalism.

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