Aaron Snow stepping down as 18F director

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Aaron Snow is stepping down as executive director of the 18F digital services team — but he’s not leaving the organization for good, FedScoop learned Friday. 

Serving as the team’s head since his predecessor Greg Godbout left to take over as CTO of the Environmental Protection Agency in April 2015, Snow will stay on at 18F as an adviser to the eventual new commissioner of GSA’s Technology Transformation Service. 

In his current position, Snow has also served as deputy commissioner of TTS since its launch in May. Before that, he was one of the first Presidential Innovation Fellows in 2013 and a founding member of 18F.

“When it comes to 18F, perhaps no one has been more instrumental in establishing this organization than Aaron Snow,” GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth wrote in an email to staff announcing his move.

Snow’s last day as executive director is Oct. 13, after which he’ll take a short-term opportunity away from 18F. 

Dave Zvenyach, director of acquisition management for 18F’s Consulting team, will take over as acting executive director until the eventual commissioner catches up to speed and selects a permanent replacement. Hillary Hartley will remain 18F’s deputy director. 

As for the new TTS commissioner, it’s unclear when GSA will pick someone for the position. Prior reports said Roth was going to make her selection by the end of September. GSA CIO David Shive has been serving as acting commissioner since Phaedra Chrousos stepped away from government in July. 

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