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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.


Daniel Culotta, Community Engagement Lead

Alba Donajhi, Bloomberg iTeam - Project Lead

Lincoln Neiger, Bloomberg iTeam - Service Designer

David Rauch, Bloomberg iTeam - Data Analyst

Marcela Reyes, Bloomberg iTeam - Content Strategist

Sabine Romero, Chief Administrative Officer

Past iTeam Members: Taylor Cook, Katherine Duong, Maura Newell, Sarah Rodriguez, Titania "T" Veda

Past iTeam Interns: Ben Humphreys, Shiri Spitz, Mickey Lanning, Stephanie Gates