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Ann Dunkin

Santa Clara County
Ann Dunkin
Chief Information Officer

Ann Dunkin is the chief information officer (CIO) for the County of Santa Clara and head of the Technology Services and Solutions (TSS) Department. Since February 2017, Ann has brought a wide range of both public and private sector experience to this role. Prior to her position at the County, she was chief information officer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a 15,000-employee federal agency with an overall annual budget of $8.1 billion and an information technology budget of approximately $600 million. Before joining the EPA, Ann served as the chief technology officer for the Palo Alto Unified School District. And prior to this, she worked for Hewlett-Packard for 20 years in a variety of engineering and senior management positions in R&D, IT, manufacturing engineering, software quality and operations.
During her tenure at the EPA, Ann became one of the leaders of the federal government's Digital Services movement, transforming the way that the government, including the EPA, buys, builds and delivers technology. She created the EPA lnnovation Fellowship to expedite the hiring of limited term federal employees and led the development of a series of agile acquisition vehicles to allow programs to purchase services at "the speed of need." Under her leadership, the EPA IT delivered results to support key EPA priorities, including e-Enterprise, the Agency's program to deliver 21st century environmental protection through better collaboration with the states, tribes and the regulated community. Her team also collaborated with the enforcement community to utilize data analytics for planning and worked across the agency to reduce the burden on the regulated community by automating several of the remaining manual data submissions.
Ann has also received numerous industry honors including being named StateScoop’s GoldenGov County Executive of the Year in 2019, inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni at Georgia Tech College of Engineering in 2018, recognized as one of StateScoop’s Top 50 Women in Technology for 2017, named one of Computer World’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2016, receiving the FedScoop Golden Gov Award in 2016 and the FedScoop 50 Federal Leadership Award 2015, and being named one of Washington D.C.’s Top 50 Women in Technology for 2015 and 2016.
Ann holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and she is a licensed professional engineer in the states of California and Washington.

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Wednesday, February 26

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