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Trump to Name EY Principal Suzette Kent as Federal CIO

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Suzette Kent

President Donald Trump has announced plans to appoint Suzette Kent, a principal for financial services at professional services firm EY, as federal chief information officer, the White House reported Friday.

Nextgov also reported that Kent will be the fourth federal CIO and will help oversee cybersecurity policies and other federal information technology management regulations once appointed as administrator of the Office of Management and Budget’s office of electronic government.

“As a citizen, I care passionately about the transformation agenda that is outlined in the technology modernization agenda, and I am honored to be allowed to serve our country through leveraging the skills, experiences and relationships that I have developed over my career,” Kent said in a statement to the publication.

“The exciting part is that this mandate includes many of the same industrialization objectives, software solutions and transformation protocols that I have been working on for private sector clients and which will be a priority in the CIO role,” she added.

Prior to EY, she worked for seven years at JPMorgan as a managing director.

She previously served as president for global payments consulting at Carreker and partner for financial services at Accenture.

Kent has leadership experience across the areas of career development, organizational learning and workforce diversity and holds patents related to banking processes, the White House added.

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