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Trudeau leaves GSA, heads to AWS

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Lena Trudeau, associate commissioner for the Office of Strategic Innovations at the General Services Administration, has decamped for the private sector, FCW has learned.

Trudeau confirmed her departure to FCW, and said she starts at Amazon Web Services on Aug. 11.

In her nearly three years in government, Trudeau quickly became the face of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program and is known in the community as a zealous advocate for government innovation.

Trudeau has also been acting as executive director of the 18F team at GSA, following the departure of David McClure, former associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at GSA, who was overseeing the office. (In a recent essay for FCW, Trudeau addressed industry questions and concerns about the role of 18F.)

Greg Godbout will be taking over for Trudeau as executive director of 18F, and fellow 18F’er Garren Givens will be in charge of the PIF program.

Before coming to GSA in 2011, Trudeau was with the National Academy of Public Administration for several years, acting as program director for strategic initiatives, vice president and eventually GSA project director.

Posted by Colby Hochmuth on Aug 11, 2014 at 5:28 AM

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