Kerber leaves GSA
Jennifer Kerber, director of the Connect.gov program at the General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, is leaving government.
Kerber announced in an email message to staff on Dec. 1 that she will be moving back to her home state of Texas, where she will join accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton as a director in the state and local government practice and focus on government affairs and marketing. Her last day at GSA is Dec. 3.
Kerber joined GSA in 2014 to focus on the federal identity management system then known as the Federal Cloud Credential Exchange; it has since been renamed Connect.gov. She was brought on, in part, because of her previous work on cloud policy and innovation -- work that earned her a Federal 100 award in 2012, when she was a vice president at TechAmerica.
During her tenure at GSA, Kerber oversaw the launch of the Connect.gov website and the awarding of multiple contracts to sign-in partners, including Verizon and ID.me.
Previously, Kerber served as executive director of the Government Transformation Initiative, a nonprofit coalition dedicated to improving the effectiveness of federal operations and programs. Her work at TechAmerica also included serving as president for more than a year.
Kerber said in a statement to FCW that the decision to leave her post at GSA was not easy, and she was honored to have contributed to Connect.gov.
Posted by Aleida Fernandez on Dec 02, 2015 at 1:40 PM