After taking the summer off, Kathy Conrad, the former General Services Administration digital trailblazer who announced her departure in July, landed back in the private sector this week.
Conrad, the former principal deputy associate administrator of GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies and its 18F digital services team, told FedScoop in an email that she started a new role Monday as director of digital government with Accenture Federal Services. In that capacity, Conrad wrote, her focus will be on leading “Accenture’s digital strategy” and working on a team to “develop and deliver digital government solutions that further improve citizen services.”
During her four-year tenure at GSA, she played an integral role in the agency’s work around digital analytics, open data, cloud and the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program, and mobility.
In the interim since leaving GSA officially July 24, Conrad said she spent the summer traveling and performing “interesting consulting work with Insight Venture Partners.”
Since Conrad’s departure, Garren Givens, a former presidential innovation fellow, took over her position in an acting role.