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About the Innovation Office

Kerry O'Connor, Chief Innovation Officer

Kerry O'Connor







Kerry O'Connor is Austin's Chief Innovation Officer. She joined the City of Austin on March 24, 2014. Previously, Kerry worked at the U.S. Department of State, where she established an innovation unit called the Research and Design Center in the Office of the Secretary of State, which offers research, consulting, brainstorming facilitation, and strategic design services. She developed and managed an employee idea generation program, helped architect sustainable management reforms, coordinated logistics for the Pittsburgh G20 Summit, served as an executive staffer, and improved programs and operations at two U.S. Embassies. O’Connor holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from James Madison University.


Taylor Cook, Bloomberg iTeam

Daniel Culotta, Community Engagement

Daniel Honker, Portfolio Manager

Maura Newell, Bloomberg iTeam

Lincoln Neiger, Bloomberg iTeam

Sarah Rodriguez, Bloomberg iTeam

Sabine Romero, Chief Administrative Officer

Fall 2018 Bloomberg iTeam Interns: Mickey Lanning

Past iTeam Members: Katherine Duong, Titania "T" Veda

Past iTeam Interns: Ben Humphreys, Shiri Spitz